down -- gunwales go on
May 03: Call
'em gunwales or call 'em sheer clamps, but call
'em installed. The clamps went on well, and
I also put stainless steel screws in the holes
left by the deck screws used for installing
the sides to the transoms and bulkheads. I used
3M5200 caulk to drive the screws and seal the
holes. By using Elmer's glue instead of epoxy
for joints, I like using more fasteners. Also,
the caulk will seal the hole better than the
Elmer's glue mixed with wood flour to make a
next step is to install the external chines.
so far: Add $14.73 for glue and a 1x4x8-foot
select board that is currently holding the hull
in untwisted condition and later will be available
for whatever, and add $15.07 for a pound of
3/4-inch boat nails and 100 1 1/4-inch stainless
steel screws, for a total of $157.18.
spent so far: Add four hours for the
gunwales, for a total so far of 36 hours.