Made the seat supports, knees and applied a coat of epoxy to all the bits today. I believe that everything is made now, just have to wait for epoxy to cure, and sand for the final finish. The seats are cedar centers with tiger maple edges. The maple really pops under the epoxy.
I've attached the oarlock risers, and cut the seats to rough size. Still have to make supports for the center of the seats and knees to the gunwhales.
I formed and glued in the breasthook , and you can just see the front of the seat ledgers, which were installed two days ago.
From this angle you can see the seat mounting beam and the quarter-knees tying the transom to the gunwhales.
I have applied the fiberglass and epoxy to the inside of the wherry, three overlapping pieces, left, right, and center and a layer on the inside of the transom. Now for a fill coat, trim the excess cloth, and on to fitting out.
The skeg was filleted to the hull with epoxy thickened with fine sanding dust, and then glassed. I then added one more coat of epoxy to the entire hull to fill the weave of the cloth, and lifted the hull off the forms to start on the inside.
Now I can start sanding the inside of the hull to get it ready for fiberglass and epoxy. About 8 hours with the first 60 grit discs and then about half that with finer paper to provide the smooth surface for glassing. I have earmuffs that connect to my I-pod, to stave off boredom.
Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats Pender Harbour BC