This morning I made and installed the last splash board, trying to extract a very strange shape from the photos and lines drawings. I succeeded: it is very strange shaped.
Greg came by and I cruelly handed him a steel toothbrush, a stinky bottle of Brasso, rubber gloves, and a pile of ancient hardware I got on eBay—icebox latches of the style Nevills used. Go get 'em.
Unfazed, Greg found, after a lot of scrubbing, the treasures beneath the gunk.
Meanwhile I built the hatch landings which, hopefully, will be fairly watertight. We'll see about that.
After dinner I finished the hatch landings and slopped a coat of Hunter Green in the cockpit. Wow. Big change. If I didn't know better I'd say this is a cataract boat.