Mary J Ward

Out of alignment
The bowsprit will be installed flat across the foredeck, throuch a slot in the bow, and across the cutwater, which is the wooden extension of the keel shown. When I got to this point, I realized that the factory-cut hull had a defect -- the bow cut-line was 5/16" too high. The shear strip installation line measures DOWN from the top of the hull, and the cutwater comes UP from the bottom, to within 1/16" (the thickness of the deck) of the shearstrip. As you can see, though it actually came up 1/4" ABOVE the shear strips. This is a major problem!

Created with the tool album generator a MarginalHack by D. Madison on Thu Apr 7 15:21:51 2005