Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Building around the Edges - Part 2

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.
Below is a shot of the rough-cut stage I made yesterday. The bases are doubled in width; the tops are 25 percent thicker. And I made them half an inch taller to accomodate a modification to my hatch.

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