Gluing up the rest of the centerboard box with epoxy and bedding compound
One side complete with clamps keeping pressure while the glue sets off
The port side gluing up with most of the new sole beams in place
Once the beams were finished, I brought int he floorboards to make sure everything fit. A little tweaking was needed here and there, but overall it looks pretty good.
Floorboards and beams removed for painting.
I moved the boat out of our shop after getting an extra week to work inside
1 coat of red lead paint below the sheer clamp
A little cleat is added to the top of the centerboard trunk and another to support the new oak thwart.
Here is the new thwart prepped and ready for primer
beams and thwarts getting a coat of red lead primer
The surfboat is launched at high tide with the help of Alfie Sanford on the motor boat
She is floated away from the trailer
And towed over to the yacht club
Where she sat for seven days swelling up
After a week, I hip towed her back to the launch ramp noticing how nicely the planks had swelled!
At the ramp at childrens beach. She is a little lower in the water after a week.
Here you can noticed how tight the planks seem.
Pasquel offers his help in hauling her out
and in rigging four bilge pumps
Ready for cotton and caulking!