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In the water

July 2001

The windshield side and front frames are cut out of 3/4" plywood. The sides were cut out, a 3/4" cleat was glued to the bottom, and then the bottom was planed to match the angle of the deck. Temporary braces were used to hold them plumb.

A scrap of 1/4" plywood was used to make a pattern for the bottom curve of the front windshield frame. The deck camber pattern was clamped in place, and a level was used to mark the upper curve.

The bottom of the 3/4" plywood was cut to the angle of the windshield, and then glued in place. Fillets will be added later.

The aft cabin roof posts were laminated from 2 layars of pine, to make 1 1/2" square posts. 3/4" pine was cut to the roof crown curve, and glued to the posts.

Notches were cut for the 3/4" by 2" roof beams, which were then glued in place.

The boat is now ready to glue the roof on, which will be one layer of 1/4" plywood.

Roof beams

Bow view

Pilot house sides

Fitting polot house front

Pilot house front installed

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Aug 01