I intend on persisting in my efforts. As for a larger picture of the boat, I've tried to attach some to this missive. Not sure how it will work. My email
if you care to drop me note I'll provide some. Well, just got the invalid post message so I guess it didn't work. On a design note, I plan on carrying passengers...grandson, granddaughter, niece, et al. And I wanted the middle seat to be cleared of any obstruction, so, I moved the daggerboard box forward and set it under a 'tongue' extension of the seat top. I was advised that doing this would require the dagger board and box to be raked at a backward angle in order to put it in line with the center of push on the sail. I did exactly that and she looks good. My sailmaker
said I will have a 'weather hull' because of that. I'm looking forward to seeing how that functions.
I was a trim carpenter
as a young man and have kept my skills up on that as a hobby. I was warned by all that building a boat isn't carpentry and after having done this one I do sort of agree. Compound curves, epoxy
, wood flour, FG tape are not carpentry skills. However, my sailmaker
, after seeing the boat praised the carpentry skills I was able to bring to bear. Well, back to the salt
mines. If you ever care to chat, I'm 'timebandit1949' on Yahoo IM. Thanks for the comments again.