Friday, April 4, 2008
I've spent the last few evening working on all the wooden parts. I used a spokeshave to contour the deck plates and to take the edge off of the gunwales. Then used a sander to smooth it all our. After removing all the thwarts I used a table router to round off all the edges including the corners of the seat hangers. I am planning on outfitting the boat with thigh straps to hold me in place for those big waves. To secure the straps I've constructed these D ring anchor pads. I bought a strip of black PVC coated nylon and cut it into 5x5 inch ovals. I then sewed a loop in the nylon webbing around the D ring, then sewed it to the pad. These will be epoxyed to the inside of the hull.
Posted by Wildpaddler