The Owner Called and He Wants it Thin
Thin means fast and those corn crib boys don’t build a slow canoe. We faired the log seams this morning and with the wing log drastically reduced in weight, we took it off the molds so that we could tackle the garboard and wing simultaneously. After putting a couple of power planes through their paces for the day, we have the starboard side of the hull almost completely shaped and expect to finish it on Monday.
The molds that we made on Wednesday are serving us well to accurately shape the exterior of the hull and we have been pleased with how consistent the thickness of the hull has been. Still, it is surprising and exciting how thin the logs are getting. Now that we have our process nailed down pretty well, we expect to be able to shape the port side of the hull in just a couple of days.