"Always remember to mark everything and then mark some more"
I forgot this one...stupid... even tough I fidded the plank and marked the scarfs, I forgot to mark the frames! This makes it a little difficult to know exactly where to hang the plank... I did not want to re-fit the template again and remark, so I will just see how it goes (at least the transom position is properly marked).
Started the day by cutting out the forward end of the garboard, the one I marked yesterday.
I cut both planks at the same time to get the same shape
First dry fit
Some planing, again as a pair to keep both garboards identical
The first one in place (there will be more clamps and screws when I glue it).
It took me three fittings to get a good shape but as you can see it is not a perfect fit, it is slightly too high in the along the forward part of the first stringer, not a problem since this will be planed anyhow. Also a little high in the forward end along the bottom. I "mis-fidded" the curve here, but not worse than it can be fixed with some filler etc. In addition the garboard and bottom will be glassed. (Maybe I will plane the stringers a little more to get a closer fit)
Both forward parts dry fitted, will leave them on the boat over night hopefully they will adjust a little to the curve.
As you may have noticed the pictures today are somewhat better than previous. That has to do with the fact that I have a new camera (well a phone actually) so hopefully for the rest of the build we will be able to see what is in the pictures.
Time today: 2h