Friday, January 13, 2017

St. Jacques Log 13 Jan 17 Aft Seat

13 Jan 17:

Nice morning on the dock.

Cut a few more cleat to hold up the aft seat center section.

Used some meranti ply to make a pattern. Laid out a curve with Barbashela's breasthook template.

Cut the curve with a jigsaw and cit the gentle outer curve with a circular saw.

Put the pattern centerline along the straight edge of a piece of cypress.

Scribed the line from half of the pattern.

Cut half of the seat then flipped it to cut the mirror half.

Trimmed the half seat to fit the curve of the side seat, then used that half to mark and sand the other half to match.

Scribed the 2 1/4(-) inch line on the seat.

Cut and fit each slat.

Slats are precisely spaced one Lego Number 2 pencil apart.

Aft seat trimmed, routed, sanded and screwed down to 3 cleats. It will be removable with some type of toggle to keep it from flipping forward and keep it in the boat in the event of capsize.

Side trip to check out a 1989 Supercharged Toyota MR2. Test drove great, but the price was a bit high.

Brushed on Jamestown Distributors TotalBoat Wood Sealer Varnish Primer. Painted the inner transom to match the rest of the planks and bulkheads, it was too dark for the color scheme we wanted inside the boat. Very happy with how the seat turned out, thanks go to Fred Fisher for the ideas for the curve and the slats!

FMI: St. Jacques Log

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