|cracked frame on transom.|
|Heavy weight on transom as glue sets.|
|The side panel at the stern where it was cut out from the 4x8 sheet.|
The lowest line is what I should have marked.
The line above it is almost an inch to high and the rise of the stern is much
sharper as a result.
While looking at the way the hull was not really making a fair curve I realized I needed to back off the screws in the side that attached them to the stations. I took a screwdriver to every screw and backed them off them tightened until the sides just touched the station.
|adjusting the fasteners on the side so they don't squeeze the sides out of shape|
I found an entry on 'Duckworks' from '09' that had this picture.
|Jeff Edwards QT skiff with sailing rig added.|
Nice paint and finish.
I do really like the way this boat is finished. The wide hull with the bright chines, gunwale, stem, interior and decks. He also added the fore and aft compartments but the aft compartment has a camber to the deck. Very nice. It also could be easily added to my boat as I have to much transom, or to little side planks, so I can put a curve and bevel in the part of the transom that is above the hull line and make a bulkhead that also is taller than the side.
I read in John Gardner's "Building Classic Small Craft" that he really doesn't approve of brass fasteners in small boats where the cost of bronze is so little above brass given so few pieces are needed. I have to say he makes sense and I am inclined to get some bronze screws for the boat. I think the marina store might have some, if not there is mail order, or online from Jamestown Dist.
I do like the look of this QT with the sailing rig, but I want my boat to row well and the lee board set up might hamper that. Maybe just a down wind rig eventually, maybe.