A Skiff Wind blows over the water-An account of my winter project to build my first wooden boat, a 13' plywood QT Skiff designed by Jim Michalak. Now that that boat has been launched and is in use, this blog will now also document all of my other boat building and general "MESSING ABOUT IN BOATS"
I figured a shape and made the cuts for a new mast partner.
The first replacement mast partner being test fitted.
I decided that it looked to bulky compared to the rest of the boat, so, I cut it down in thickness. I took it down to 1 inch. It is still 3/4 inch thicker than the rest of the frames on the boat, but that extra 1/4 inch is the laminated part that will give it some more integrity. That combined with the open mouth design should allow it to do it's job. We shall see.
I am also adding 4 holes for belaying pins, 2 for the mast itself and 2 for rigging. I don't plan on fiberglassing the step this time.