Boat closed in!
The stern looking forward. The center deck is sloped aft, to clear any water that comes aboard and is about 3 inches above the design waterline; just below the bottom of the transom. The footwell has a slope at the aft end so that the surge of the boat under oars will "slosh" most of the water out of it. If that doesn't work I may have to fit a venturi bailer.
The bow eye is abs pipe just aft of the inner stem and is supported by an end-pour of thickened epoxy strong enough to tow the boat under any circumstances.
The deck has been glassed inside and out, and today I put the two halves together. The joint is along the sheerline, and is fastened temporarily with screws until the epoxy cures. I also cut a hatch into the foredeck to access the floatation and storage there. Three bulkheads separate the watertight compartments, and they will all have access ports.
The deck is built by turning the hull with the forms still in place. I used staples for the deck build, and pulled them before sanding.
Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats Pender Harbour BC