Well, if you thought that last lot of photos of sheets of plywood being laid down were less than exciting, here are more of the same. However, I'm pleased to report that all the 4mm ply has been glued down atop all the 6mm ply and I am now ready to cut holes for hatches and lay teak. Or maybe the other way round. We shall see. I'm frankly terrified at the thought of cutting said holes!
- Fánshì doesn't have a sloping cabin back, so there is less chance of the rain coming in the companionway.
- I am going to have a pram hood, which will keep out the rain and allow ventilation even more effectively than the folded down 'washboard'.
- I think the camber is more pronounced on Fánshì than on Fantail. There's a reasonable chance that it will catch me in the back of the neck, if I'm sitting against the cabin back - it will probably be intensely uncomfortable for anyone else.
Abaft the leeboard cases, I used strips of plywood, having sawn the full sheet into three. Again, I staggered these more for the 'feel good factor' than from any real necessity. These longs strips appear to have ironed out most of the bumps and hollows still remaining after sanding. I am not a professional boatbuilder. The deck will support the structure and keep out the water, even if they are far from perfectly even.