Sunday, November 14, 2010
A cockpit? Drawing of some recent ponderings...
Last night we laminated 5 of the 7 deck beams required for the tank room out of douglas fir. 2 1/4 wide by 3 inches tall and 16 feet long. Being that the availability of 16 foot 4x10's is scarce, we had to stray from our normal method of sawn deck beams on the band saw. So, we made a mold out of two 2x10's cut to the curve of her deck and skinned it in plywood. I spent the morning sanding and ripping 3/4 inch thick douglas fir into strips... then we bent them over the mold and and screwed, glued them with epoxy and cabosil and clamped everything in place.
With the back deck cleared off, Noel is crying out for a cockpit... Certainly a different side profile possibility!