I got the seat fronts measured, cut and installed. I made the rudder cheek assembly.
|Cut the holes for inspection ports, and laminate a reinforcing ring to the inside face|
|Picture of the finished inspection port with reinforcing doubler ring.|
|Seat fronts installed and setting up. Trickiest part here is getting the angle right on the aft side so that the ransom angles back correctly.|
|Made the seat faces slightly oversized so I can plane them down once the seat stringer is in place. In this picture, the bulkhead frames are clamped on for dry fit/visual check.|
Making the rudder cheeks. I had a nice piece of white oak, so I sized the plank, planed it to thickness and made the first cheek. I used this as a pattern for the 2nd cheek, and then used the sizing of that and dimensions from the plans to do the spacer blocks.
|Simple geometry drawn on the plank|
|Rudder cheek, starboard side. Pivot point epoxy filled to be drilled out to size later. Stainless screws countersunk and covered over with thickened epoxy.|
|Front view of the cheek assembly. I'm quite proud of how this turned out. The cuts and holes are quite precise and clean, and the whole thing feels solid and like something that will last.|
Here are a few pictures from some of the little details that I've been working on evenings after I get home from work. Little stuff for sure, but stuff that's fun and will add to the overall nice finish of the boat once it's done.
|This is the temporary king plank. I say temporary because I'm not sure I want it made from pine, which is what this plank is. Maybe it should be oak?|
|This is the floor brace for Bulkhead 5. I used my Bosch jigsaw to cut the profile of the base moulding, and my 3/16 roundover plane to soften the top edges of the brace.|
|Precision fitting the port seat face to where it meets the transom. Nice fit. Right angle.|