Folks have been asking about your here at Manjack. We are now settled in where you used to anchor behind Rat Cay on a huge anchor that was dug deep in the sand for the season. Nev is fixing a dinghy, I am doing some gardening on island, and we plan a sail to grocery shop three islands down in a few days. I was thinking a few days ago that most nights I think back on the day and feel that I have been happy and joyful most of the time. I guess living on the water makes it that way. Want to come for a winter warmer? Love, Ann and Nev
That's about what I have for clearance. My beam block placements do make it tight for doing finish between them and the cabin ends though. Oh well, scotchbrite wrapped over a piece of ply for sanding in there... Can't have everything.
Yes, I had built all of the beams before fitting the blocks. I then used tapered spacers placed on the center lines of the decks to hold the beams level and at the desired heights. From there it was patterns of scraps for fitting before the actual blocks, but all with the beams suspended in place.
I just decided not to make the recesses, particularly the ones between the rudders and the sterns. Thought that it would be better to have the rudders rolling over lashings rather than fiberglassed, painted surfaces. I did take care in the holes though. I made 7/16" holes, coated, then filled with epoxy/silica and later drilled out to just about 15/64"". Drilling wasn't fun at all. Managed to stay 1/32" within the edges of the 7/16 plugs. If you're using 5 mm line as suggested, you have get the ends so that they don't have a bulb to fit through the holes Check out Bertrand Fercot's page fro his description .