So here we go my WoodDuck 12 build.
I purchased this kit a year ago now and due to our daughter being form just didin't have the time (suprise). So I'm eventually going to start. Being in the location I am finding my fellow builders is impossible. So I'm attemting via the forum to pick up some tips here and there and hopefully find some help if needed.
So how is it starting? Well Sunday was DAY 1 and I started the bevelling process. But on following the plans I'm wondering if there is a mistake in the manual. It said the longest parts on the sides are the bow and the shorter peices are the stern. But as I laid out the forms, my bow form is at the stern, which can only mean that -it's the stern and the parts layout in the builders book has the bow and stern mixed up.
Well next step would be to build legs to cradle this boat. I thought of building legs that have a strap between them to cradle the boat, or then before I stich the bottoms and side I'd use the forms to make female forms to match the hull so they wood sit perfect. This is more time consuming though and I'd need another set of forms to attatch to the same legs to hold the top of the WoodDuck. I wonder what the best would be. I'm worried about twists in the build and thought using the forms to cut matching 'u' parts to catch the hull would help also to remove any twists later and making the top match more acurate.