17 Mar 16:
Cut the bottom plank curve with....wait for it...a circular saw, set to minimum depth! I thought I was going to amaze the crew, but Skipper said she did that all the time in theater, then my son walked by and said he mentioned that to me 6 years ago.
Trimmed the edge of the old plank.
Trimmed the corners.
Trimmed the plank close to the crossmember, with the Japanese saw, then got the underside with the circular saw.
Bottom plank trimmed.
Clamped new plank piece for marking.
Cut the new plank section.
Used Pettit Marine Paint Flexpoxy to join the planks.
Skipper smoothing the Pettit Marine Paint Flexpoxy, starboard half of bottom plank is now complete!
Planks make a gentle curve up to the bow.
New starboard plank section!
FMI: "Barabshela" a Rowboat of Captain Thomas Leathers' Design for Ms. Winnie Davis