bow beamlet location

Posted by Brett on Jan 27, 2005

I've come to the point in my kit build double where I am instructed to install the fore beam at the bow - location as per the plans. I have looked at the plans again and again and I can't see it on there. How far back from the bow did other double builders place theirs? I imagine 1/3 of the way back of the forward compartment would be about right?

Secondly what is the purpose of this (strength obviously) - but why is it needed here and not at the stern? I would have though any beamlet should be at the stern, right under where the rudder is going to slam into its deck holder every time you pull it up.

Thanks Brett