16 Jan 17:
Set the front edge of the seat approximately 9 inches back from the foot of the stem, then dropped a vertical line down to the risers that will support the the front edge of the seat.
Marked the forward edge of the seat and then another mark 10 1/2 inches back (seat width) so I could get some athwartships measurements for the fore and aft edges of the seat.
Took the seat edge bevel.
Found the seat edge bevel angle.
Set seat edge bevel on the circular saw.
Ripped the seat to 10 1/2 inches on the table saw. Cut the seat edge angle and bevel.
Checked out forward seat rowing position.
Used the compass to measure the gap.
Scribed a trim line with the compass.
Trimmed the forward seat. Seat 1.0 that is, then I discovered that I forgot to level the forward seat fore and aft, which also levels it with the middle seat. So when I raised the aft edge of the seat to get the seat level, a big gap opened up on the aft end sides. So seat 2.0 was born, with the correct horizontal orientation and taper.
Sealed wood with Jamestown Distributors TotalBoat Wood Sealer Varnish Primer, then 2 coats of TotalBoat Gleam Satin Varnish. 3 #10 silicone bronze screws per side through hull.
Ruler tick stick for bow seat pattern.
FMI: Log of St. Jacques