Sunday, May 22, 2011

Building ‘Sharpy’ Part 95

Holes for rope handles

One of the chocks retaining the seat

Testing steering line

Lines attached to the yoke

Yes, I’ve got there in the end. No, the boat is not finished, but the interior is ready for painting! This afterrnoon I spent a little while preparing her, and I tested the steering system which seems to work OK. Finally, I did the last touches to the deck panels which included drilling holes through them for the rope lifting handles. Once again I tried the seat and chocks that secure it to the boat. None of the seating bits and pieces at this stage is permanently attached to the hull. In practice if I find the seating arrangement unsatisfactory I’ll ditch it and try something different.

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