I’ve been busy cutting out parts while I wait for the epoxy to arrive.
The plans call for doublers when joining two panels. This approach is simple, effective and attractive. Kilburn asks the builder to cut a 15 degree angle on the long edges. This gives the doubler a very attractive, eye catching appearance.
I used one half of the front bulkhead to trace and create the second half. These two pieces will be joined with a doubler. Kilburn has utilized nearly every square inch of a 4 x 8 to create both front and rear bulkheads, a doubler, two cabinet bottom corners and the front filler board all out of a single sheet. Very clever!
This is the doubler to join the upper end of one side of the front bulkhead. You leave it 3/4″ shy off the inboard edge to allow for solid wood edging.
I designed and cut the windows at this stage while I had the panels lying flat. The front window is sized in accordance to plans but the rear window was dimension up a bit. It is 1″ taller and 2″ longer than the standard window. I felt this made for a more balanced looking cabin.
I will now put my attention toward building the construction frame while I wait to receive the epoxy. The plans have been easy to follow and very clear. I’m very impressed with Kilburn’s attention to detail. This is a surprisingly simple boat. In fact it’s so simple I believe it might actually work.