Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Building The Cradle
We cut our supports out of 5/16 bracing ply. We added four inches to all the offsets to come up with a way of getting our hands underneath if we need to. We are working from the .pdf files using an engineers rule and trying to get everything accurate to the width of a pencil line.
As an engineer, I know tolerances/deviations from plans always build up, they rarely cancel each other out, so it is important in my opinion to get this foundation of the build as right as we can, so that we end up with a boat that is straight and doesn't have a "Good" tack and a "not so good" tack.
Hopefully, we can align everything today, join up some plywood sheets and maybe start cutting real boatbuillding wood on Monday.
Posted by Sunfish at 3:58 PM