May 2004

One of the drawbacks of 'stitch 'n glue' is the fact that the shere will 'thrupenny bit' around the bulkheads until reinforced with timber. So before fitting the dash bulkhead I added another shere spreader between the 2nd and dash bulkhead to achieve the correct shere tangent angle at the bulkhead. The shot from the stem shows reinforcing for the deck beams.

The sole fillet has nearly reached the stern and awaits the stern bulkhead which I will fit next, before working my way forward towards the stem fitting the remaining bulkheads.