Port Side Garboard Log Aye

With clear skies and barely a breath of breeze on the water to make a beautiful fall day, the garboard log stood no chance. Two bevel cuts with the skilsaw to the bottom of the center log’s garboard seam and we had the necessary surface to scribe our lines. We maneuvered our port side garboard log next to the sawmill where we could then roll the center log on top of it. After checking and rechecking our plans to be sure that we had enough material on the opposite face of the log to meet the wing log seam, we transferred our center log lines.


Since there was no way to transfer the seam lines entirely, we used these lines as reference points to lay out the mylar again and complete the seam. This included the garboard to center log seam and the garboard to wing log seam, the latter of which will be transferred to the other side of the log.


Lastly today, we epoxied the new block onto the bow, which we will work on shaping tomorrow. We will also complete the line work on our port side garboard log and begin transferring lines to the starboard side garboard log.


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