Anway, All the BH's are beveled, I notched the top frame on BH3 where the middle 90mm was supposed to have never been applied (room for centerboard case), and I cut and traced out the timber for the stem. I also cut the holes into the BH 2 and 3:
They're still rough, I haven't sanded them smooth or even yet. You may notice I went for the trapezoidal shape on BH2, this was at first done because I was a little nervous doing circles with the jigsaw a la transom. After I did it, I thought, damn, that looks bad. But then I realized that without the curves I can stuff more equipment (picnic basket, wine, beer) in that forward space between BH1 and 2. So I liked that, but then I waffled back to cutting a bigger hole to get curves. At this point my wonderful wife wandered in as I sat perplexed, and she gushed at how imaginative I was for mixing and matching shapes for the holes and how great it looked.
The trapezoid stays, gentlemen.
- Shape and finish the dreaded stem
- Cut timber and scarf chinelogs
- Apply re-enforcement on transom for rudder
- Cut notches on BH's for chinelogs
- Coat all BH's with epoxy (I may do this later because I'm getting impatient to see the boat)
- Glue up the sides
- Touch up with the plane
- Screw it all together for a dry fit in the garage
- Freak out as I try to find a warmer place than the garage to put it for the winter so I can work on it.