We finished up the last of three alumiwoodies this week. They took about a week each to convert from pure metal beasts to hybrid woodies. There was the occasional glitch--damn those hard-bends along the gunwale cheeks:
And movable seats:
And away we go to AzRA to await springtime.
Nevills named the boat for his father, William E. Nevills. Later Cataract boats were named for his daughters Joan and Sandra, his wife Doris, but none honored Norm's mother Mary, often called Mae, but known to her granddaughters as Moe. The last moniker seemed like a perfect boat name.
When I cast these lofting ducks last month I thought 29 of them was an excessive number, but by the time we got the batten where we wanted it, fair and true, we had over two dozen of the little lead monsters pushing and pulling the perfect curve. Pretty fun.
It takes a bit of wandering back and forth, staring at the batten and pondering, in order to find a line that looks fair. But by quitting time we had the side views, top views, and all seven stations drawn out full scale. The picture does not show much, but we thought it was pretty exciting.
We'll begin scarfing up some side and bottom panels tomorrow.Yahoo. The White Oak is due in Monday.