North hull ready for framing
Flipped both hulls this weekend, and added braces to the strongbacks to hold everything steady for framing and decking. Scraping glue drips off the insides went pretty quick, as there was minimal glue squeeze out, and what was there just popped right off. I’m changing the order of things a bit, so won’t do the final sanding and glassing of the interiors for a while yet.
Flipping a hull marks a major milestone in a build, moving from the first big phase to the next. At this point you can take a breath, and get to walk around and admire the shapes and colors while you plan out phase two.
The two buddies who helped me do the flipping sat around for awhile admiring the view, too. One is a fishing buddy who wants to try sailing, the other was a professional high end cabinet maker, and he told me about a local guy who has some large milling equipment that may come in handy later. It’s nice to have friends.
Next up is ripping planks for the decks.
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