Tuesday, April 24, 2012
To my eye, the grab rails as built from the plans appear at risk of damage should a stronger or heavier crew member forcefully jerk on them. I think the photo shows what I mean. I have not researched any actual instances of this occurring, but since I am building my boat... I hasten to add that I very much like the work—especially how the lines were run—that this builder did. I have no reason to fault any builder for following the plans.
Posted by Gil Bahnsen at 3:02 PM
Monday, April 16, 2012
I have filled 28 9x12 inch pages with pencil drawings using my own attached digits—fingers. Today I dusted off my copy of Illustrator CS3 to see what I could do. Here is the result, a top view of my cockpit modification ideas.
Posted by Gil Bahnsen at 8:55 PM
Monday, April 9, 2012
A subtitle for this blog entry could easily be, "It's not what you know, but who." "Building around the edges" refers to what I can construct with very little money while I work to change my available resources that will enable me to lay the keel, buy epoxy and marine plywood and so forth. My tiller purchase is an example of this approach. But now I have a completed clubfoot boom waiting for finishing.
Posted by Gil Bahnsen at 8:30 PM