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Friday, June 10, 2005

Actually Beginning to "Build" the boat

While most activities so far have been more "cleanup" oriented, we just started the first "build task"...

Installing the bobstay fitting.

The bobstay is the cable or rod that connects to a fitting at the waterline at the bow up to the underside of the bow to counter the tension of the forestay (installed later).

The bobstay fitting is this fitting at waterline at the bow. It is installed by cutting a six inch slot along the "spine". The fitting is installed from the inside.

So far, we have just cut the slot and "dry fitted" the piece.

This weekend we hope to permanently bed it with adhesive and skin it with mat/roving on the inside (using infusion). I hope to have pictures.

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