Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Finishing the Strong Back

Here's the finished strong back, but first....

All the forms got positioned, squared up, and braced with blocking. Then I installed the Shear Line Bracing using an air-driven stapler with 3/4" staples.

The next step was to sand down the shoulder that was created by a 'squared off' shearline brace intersecting with the rounded edge between the top deck and the hull. This was easy to do with a belt sander and following the curve of the top deck. Then I glued the shear line bracing at the bow and stern and finished shaping these with the sander.

This is the bow....

...and here's the stern.

Later, a black bear stopped by to check out my boat, although Rick said he was really checking out the BMW.

: )

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