the all-seeingeye Building a Dinghy: Part 2
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Fiddling with the skeg shape. It's a simple chore to make a cardboard template to fill the area under the sticks. Another slight modification to the original plans-I'm going to laminate the skeg to 1-1/2 inch thick, narrow the keel to match, and run the keel outside the skeg piece. This strikes me as stronger than an applied skeg,

Outside sheathed with 9 ounce cloth on front 3/4 of bottom, 6 ounce everywhere else. (the 9 ounce was left over from something else)

Bottom-side sheathing. 9 ounce on the left, 6 ounce on the right. About 1 inch of feathered overlap.

It's winter, and even with the wall-mount heater going full tilt, the temperature stays in the fifties. I get longer open times with the epoxy, which is a good thing working alone, but it takes about three days to set hard enough to sand without gumming up a disk in the first few seconds.

Inside is sheathed with 9 ounce on the bottom, 6 ounce on sides and transoms. I'm discovering that spring clamps help a lot with this-at least until the fabric is about half wetted-out.

When sheathing, gravity is your friend. Something this small can be rolled into just about any position that lets you work down. Note to self-next time, sheath inside and out before adding any bulkheads.

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