Touring Rowboat, Scout

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Before priming and painting the hull, the skeg was attached.  I don't use glass tape to join skegs to my hulls, because I think a simple fillet of epoxy mixed with colloidal silica is strong enough.  Besides, it's easier to replace the skeg if it gets damaged.


The hull was then painted, and the following week it was flipped over to start work on the interior.  Here she is with her gunwales installed.  Note that the midships mold has been removed, leaving a nice open cockpit volume.  The long, lean lines of the stretched hull are apparent from this angle.


After sanding the interior fillets smooth, the deck stringers were installed and the interior was primed.  The small upturned "hooks" in the cockpit are to keep fishing rods from collecting in the bottom of the boat.  Note the small motor well framed in aft.  I planned to deck over this well, but figured it would be easy to cut out the deck, reopen the drain hole, and use a 2 hp. motor if desired later on.



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