The case for buying plans

Not much work got done on the fitting out this week. Alot of head scratching did take place however – so I have been doing something.

I’ve discovered the hard way, I guess, the case for buying plans. Making a boat shaped item from a table of offsets and a few pictures is OK. But, once I got her flipped right side up, things kinda stalled out for me. What should I do first? How should I do it? This will have to be done before I can do that – and what about this? and that?  — and on and on… I’m gonna get it one way or another, but a clear plan of what to do and how, sure would come in handy about now. On the other hand I do like kinda “building on the fly” – just seeing what develops as I go along.

I did finally start by making a deck crown template. That allows me to bevel the inwales to the right angle. And I’ll be using it to trace out the deck beams, of course. So I got out some quarter knees and a rear deck beam while using my template as a guide. The small rear deck was a “building on the fly” decision, — and I like it – so it can’t be all bad working this way.  So some work accomplished but alot of head scratching too – I think I’m on a roll now – we’ll see where it takes me.


quarter knee and rear deck beam

deck crown template

little progress


About timsboats

Beginning hobby boat builder Wannabee sailor
This entry was posted in Sharpie build. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s