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  1. Looks good, Gregg! You just clued me in on a mistake which I also made. I only have two rowlock pads also. The instructions do not call out 4 pads, just that they be installed at 1'-6" aft of the forward thwart frames and does not mention doing the same at the amidship frames. But the pictures of the completed boat do show them. I have already applied primer, I suppose I could sand it off and glue in another set, or maybe just stick them on with CA glue, or not add them at all. Decisions. . . Congratulations!
  2. Thanks, Gregg, I am painting now. It's difficult to do by hand inside the boat. I look forward to the challenge of the metal work. Bob
  3. Ready to paint the hull after trimming the rub rail . I am very pleased and have learned much. I think this model is going to turn out better than I expected.
  4. Kurt, what is the reason one might want to replace the rigging lines? Thanks, bob
  5. I glued in a replacement mast step after breaking the supplied 2 piece stacked assembly. The bottom piece was described as having no hole, to serve as a stop for the mast, but both of the kit's pieces had holes. Since the wood grain ran in the short dimension (oddly), the assembled part was very weak in the area of the holes. I made a single-piece step from scrap, with the grain running in the long dimension. I blew it and put the hole through, but I can deal with that later. I had to remind myself to breathe as I made the chain plate slots in the inwales. Using the re
  6. She is free of the building board! Glued in the quarter knees, dagger case, and internal frames. I found these parts difficult. Will have some gaps to fill, and I can see that material might have to be subtracted at some support points for the thwarts and stern sheet in order for these to sit nicely. I have done a better job controlling/removing glue squeeze out this time. Getting close to painting of the hull, which will take me a while, going by my experience with the dory.
  7. Finished planking. Naturally, the side planks were more difficult to fit. Ended up beyond the intended line at the rear transom and will have to increase rear transom vertical dimension to compensate. I was very careful, but failed to hit the mark in all respects. This is the best I could do at this time.
  8. The best rabbet on the first garboard plank. I don't wish to post every little action, but I'm really happy with this result. I chiseled 60% or so and finished with a jeweler's file, checking the dimensions with calipers as I went along:
  9. Glued the three bottom planks on today and had a lot of problems. I'm not going to relate all the details, but the major problem was warping of the building board and inaccuracies in the molding frames as supplied. The building board and molds are inadequate in thickness as noted elsewhere, and there was a sizable error in centerline for molds-to-building board. I did a pretty good job in plank bending and don't think that stress from the planks contributed to the problem. I made some adjustments. I decided that additional attempts to correct might be more destructive than helpful. This is a
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