Figure 202: Floorboard Ties under construction
Floorboards were assembled with 1/8" gap between. I pre-assembled them outside the hull to get the fit right on a flat-ish surface, then placed them inside the boat for final fit.
Figure 203: Clearance left between boards
Figure 204: Pre-assembly of the first 3 floorboards
Figure 204: All four boards assembled inside the boat.
As it turns out, I should not have used the floors for gauges of floorboard width. My curve on the starboard side does not match the curve on the port side. Fucking stupid mistake, but too late to fix it now. That'll be a project for next winter. Having these as unfinished non-structural pieces, it's not a big deal to haul them out and re-imagine them in a future iteration.
Figure 205: Another view of the floorboards. A bit lopsided!
And with that I'm down to the last few things:
- Carve out a new cap for the stem - breasthook joint
- Add fillets around a few pieces I missed earlier
- Sand inside the hull, sand floorboards, sand gunwales, sand the seats.