Dodger hoops will be fastened to the small blocks seen next to main hatch rails. I glued them up after I took this photo.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Today I got the rest of the beam sockets ready and glued up. I also fitted some bases for the dodgers and mocked up the dodgers. I'm using a faux wood batten and will wrap it in 8 or so layers of fiberglass to form each dodger hoop. A central strip along the end of the main hatch rails will be the front connection for the dodger canvas. They will basically be like Cooking Fat's. My stepmom came out today and helped sand all of the crossbeam fillets which was a great help for me. I still need to do the bottom plank fillets on the mast crossbeam, so unfortunately I will be doing that tomorrow. I also hope to install the sheerstringer doublers, make the main and anchor locker hatches, and glass the anchor locker coamings tomorrow as well. I've started the mast foot and step and dolphin striker, so maybe I'll have time to get around to those tomorrow as well. She's getting close, but still looks rough and needs more sanding and coating of some more parts before I can prime her.