Caledonia yawl project: floor timbers

Today I started to scribe all the floor timber dimensions onto the Douglas fir stock that I had planed down to the right width several months ago.

Scribing the floor timber at station 2 1/2 was the most challenging as I don’t have a station mold for that from which to trace so I had to pull it from the plans. I will have to wait regardless until the hull is turned over before I can fit it anyway.
I was able to use the station molds for most floors. Except the floor at station 2.5 which needed to be pulled from the plans.

Caledonia yawl project: rudder assembly 

Today with the help of my children we tackled building a couple shelves to make more room for tools. We also started working on the assembly of the retractable rudder. The plans show a little guide or sheave for the line that rudder pulls the rudder blade down. Figuring what to use for this  rather unique spot took a little creative thinking.

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