In the process of adding layers to the upper hull, the portholes are covered. To release them, its a quick four step process: Using a long drill bit, drill from […]
Dry fit only, but they are in. Now I need to protect the exteriors so I don’t put epoxy all over them as I finish the last few layers of […]
Made a drilling template today so I can start installing hatches. First one is in!!!! Five more to go. The hatch is big enough to stick your head out if […]
Before stripping the aft all framing elements have to be built and faired. The last piece is the aft hatch. No need for giant port lights that open and close […]
Today I cut out a nice big chunk of the bow framework to make room for a window. Each step makes this big ball of wood look more like a […]
My Japanese trim saw should be here tomorrow, so in preparation… I roughed out the porthole blanks that were covered when I planked. I’ll have to keep releasing these holes […]
Looks good. First porthole blank is in (dry fit) and planed/sanded. I’ll check the inside install before rough fitting the other 5.
Sanity check on porthole installation. Looks like it should work fine.
I’m not 100% certain how I’m putting in the port holes, but… I know I need a hole. Cutting out these framing members will help me layout the next steps. […]