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 Finishing up the frame

Just going around the frame cleaning up some details. I added some framing to raise the rear deck slightly.

I didn't think through some of this stuff beforehand so I had to do a little improvising. Here's how I handled the front of the cockpit rim and the end of the deck stringer.

And here's how things lined up in the rear.

I added extra mounting support for the foot braces.

A front-on view of the completed frame.

From slighty higher angle.

A swimmer's view.

It's ready for varnishing or oiling, I'm reading up on what to use and the consensus seems to be either Danish or tongue oil.

Cockpit coaming, first coat of varnish drying.

I coated the frame with tongue oil. It darkened the wood only sligtly – hard to see where you've put it while applying. Foot rests installed.

Next up - skinning with ballistic nylon.


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