January 5, 2015 Hours spent building to date: 506
It took some big clamps and big screws, but two more planks are on the bottom, up forward where they really have some bend.
To assume a fair curve, they lift a little off the stringers at station 10, since the stringer is unsupported and a bit flat in that area. Will need a tiny shim, but the planking itself looks very nice.
Mark sent a link to Friedbert’s Olga 28 build in Germany. I will also put it in the links section. Friedbert’s build is actually a diesel “Luna.” Looks like he used a CNC machine to cut the frames and bulkheads. Beautiful job so far, and I have spent hours studying the pictures. The pictures are accessed through the links at the bottom of the home page.
Here’s Friedbert’s site:
The second batch of pictures are of his very efficient roll-over. Ours will probably be a bit more dramatic, involving a crane, the Guilford High School football team and a fife-and-drum corps.