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July 11, 2002 - Cutting out the Motor Bracket and Forward Cabin Trunk:   My goal is to have all of the bulkheads cut out and sanded before starting to assemble the hull.  My reasoning is that I won't have enough work room in the shop to cut out additional parts after I start assembling the hull.

This process is almost exactly the same as last week's.  I visited Cox Lumber and bought another 4X8 sheet of 3/4 inch fir plywood.  Next I transferred the lines for the motor bracket and forward cabin trunk to the plywood.  Finally, I cut out the bulkheads.

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I clamped my angled aluminum to the plywood to draw an accurate line across the length of the board. Sometimes instead of using a compass to draw a radius, I use a plastic cup or coffee can.

 

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The finished bulkheads - as you can see, parts are starting to pile up.  More to follow.

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