Some boats are getting skinned, some frames still being varnished today. The sea kayak has both its decks, but will now have a lot of 'detail' work to be done. The Oxford Shell is almost ready for its decks.
|Loosely applied skin in the back; tightened skin in foreground.|
|Row of staples holding the skin on the gunwale|
|Foredeck wrestled into place.|
|...and glued and nail on.|
|Oxford Shell in the background.|
|3-D Printed cutting guide for trimming stringer ends.|
Triming the stringer ends is always a bit difficult. Ideally, they are trimmed so that the angled cut allows the end of the stringer lays flat onthe side of the stem. They have to be short enough not to extend past the stem, but not so short that they can be lashed to the stem. The sharp angle means that a small error left or right can significantly change the 'landing' point of the stringer.