Light a variable up on the Dam 3rd by half a second and a 5th. Boat was going like a train when there was some wind. Have fitted a burgee and using the leech tell tails a lot, on the good sail. Boat still very dry but bailers leak as the boat launched still. The stuck bit, I locked the keys in the car, 😠
Have completed the ripping of the panels and tested they are correct, luckily yes. Used the the router table to ‘finish’ the sides of the sheer strake. I taped some spacers to the template and the the four panels on top of this. Router table worked well but a few areas where I cut into the panel but no more than 1 or 2 mm over a 5mm length so I don’t envisage any issues as it will be buried under the epoxy.
Build time total so far 3 hours
Got to work on the canoe today. Have now cut out roughly 12 of the 16 panels. Used a 30 plus year old jigsaw with a metal cutting blade, It would cut 2 sheets at a time but not the full four. I cut with the wood supported by 100mm urethane foam which worked brilliantly.
Total build time 2hours