The study plans showed parts laid out on 2 4 x 8 sheets of plywood
Architect scale useful for checking measurements from the book, big framing square a must
Parts cut from first panel. This one already has the "bilge" panel removed now working on the other side. Can just see the bottom to the right of the saber saw.
The frames ready for glue. They were cut out in two pieces each. plus some rectangular straps.
All glued up and held together with deck screws while the epoxy cures
Now 3-dimensional! Started at the back, joined to the rear transom with wires, the added the middle frame, then bends to the front transom.
Added the other two frames before the epoxy set. All held in temporarily with wires
The frames resting on a plank so its up off the floor. This is the seat out of Doug's original Nymph.
Tried some clamps to secure the bottom. Also used a single deck screw into a block of wood on the inside.
Bottom held to front transom with wires. These were some pretty sharp bends.
Now occupies 90% of the finished volume, so its 40% complete (maybe).
Cut the "bilge" panels out to exact size and have them glued in with epoxy/wood flour mix.
Bilge panels held in place at key points along the seam with copper wire. A couple more wires at each end too.
Its been cold here the last few days so we left the work lights on underneath to keep the epoxy warm while it cured.
Now it looks like a boat. We have to do something about those corners where the light shows through
Glass cloth on the transom and tape on the seams held on with more epoxy. Shiny!
Ready to to put filets in the inside seams
Seat from Doug's original Nymph pressed into service again
Insides all filets, tape and a coat of epoxy. Next step: sand until we cry.
Stinkbugs are now back, unfortunately
Sanded, dusted and ready for more glass cloth
One more night (at least) of "Sanding Until We Cry (tm)" ahead.
Some extra woodworking
Oarlock risers and doubler
Ready for Sea Trials
Putting her through her paces. Very easy to row, but a little tippy from the back seat
Goes on the minivan no problem
Jynxie needs a better seat