Installing inspection hathes to bulkheads 1 and 9
Preparing the bulkheads
The jig I made to drill the holes for the rope hinges at the stern
This story is not only about boatbuilding. It is about fulfilling a dream! It is dedicated to all those who believe that nothing is impossible...The story of my Tiki 31.
I used nails to keep pieces in place until the glue is cured.
Precoating and joining the two parts of the keel and the hull stringers.
Gluing the stringers on the inside face of the lower hullsides.
I decided to open holes at the stern post at the place where it will be drilled for the rudder hinges and fill them with thickened epoxy. This is done to prevent rot of plywood as water could find a way in through the drilled holes for the ropes. This was suggested by Scott Williams at his blogg of the building of his Tiki 26 and I found it a good idea.