Also today I made a very minor piece of installation to get going.
It was not much but all I had time for.
I drilled and installed an eyebolt into the top of centerboard for attaching line to raise the board.
Also I tried something I hadn’t done before.
The kit came with two spoils of white thread for running lines. Instructions said to dip in mixture of tan paint and turpentine to darken to look like manilia rope. So I decided to use another process I had Learned in past.
I boiled up a pot of hot water and added several tea bags to get a dark colored tea.
After unspooling thread in a big loop around several fingers I used a clip to soak the thread to give it a darker color. I liked the result and then places the provided sail cloth in the tea soak and boiled it for about 5 minutes till it soaked in colors and lost stiffness of new cloth.
Photos show loops of dyed rope airing out and drying and sail cloth in pot and hanging over shower rod to dry.
Next step when rope is dried well to run thru bees wax to coat it and roll back on spools for use when needed.
I did this now as I need a 4” piece to tie up the center board before moving on with instructions
Your correct it is a great small easy build. Looks like you built out of box and painted as listed. I am not sure if I want to leave the wood sides above deck and sides of bow sprint plain wood or paint.