I just pinned the rails temporarily with 12mm nails. I need to sand and shape the stern area more to get a good transom fit. I'll permanently mount those rails after the transom is installed.Constructo instructions leave a lot to be desired. Ignore them and follow the plans..
You didn't align that strake with the strake below. Are you going to sand it flush when finishing the hull?
Absolutely correct. I’m having a great time figuring out how to do some of the build steps. My ship building “training” is a work in progress.Welcome to Constructo kits, although I think that most of the kit manufacturers work the same way.
Well, it everything fits and things were perfect it would't be half the fun, would it?
Good advice Uwe. I though the angle looked a little steep also. I have time today to measure and check the physical versus the plan.Good progress. Fine work.
The angle of the bowsprit looks in the first moment a little steep, but comparing with your photos of the drawings, seems to be correct according the drawing. Before you finally install and fix the bowsprit I would try to adjust the top of the stem-post with a round file or rasp, so that the bowsprit will sit smooth on top, with no gap...... great work my friend
Thank you for the help. I will do that fix when the bowsprit is permanently installed. I need to mount the Fore rails first. I’ve sanded down the Fore rail piece that was oversize and now need to give both Fore rails a slight bend so they fit the curve of the Gallent rails at the bow.The angle seems correct.
Agree with Uwek, the bowsprit must sit correctly on top of the stem-post withou any gap.
Exactly what I'm doing, too...Boat David’s:
I find I’m using the instructions to see the next part of the build less and less and tracings of the plans more and more. For this step I found that the plans gave me a better idea of what to do than the pictorial instructions.