Thursday, April 24, 2008
Bronze castings to be machined, these are the nuts and tiller shank for the steering gear. The small bronze chain is one of John's great ideas. It runs through the limber holes freeing up any junk that might block bilge drainage.
This image shows the centerboard case on the port side. The case is held together with a very traditional method using bronze drift pins. The drifts allow the wood to swell and shrink against the grain, as it would do anyway, but because it can slip, it shouldn't crack, keeping the water out of the boat.
View from the stern, access ports cut in the bulkheads.
The laminated cabin sides, and the boat showing where it will fit.