So today, I trimmed up most of the gussets, laminated the bottom pieces on the transom(since I jacked up the only piece I had wide enough) spaced out the frames to the proper length, cut the keel notches on all the frames and dry fitted the stem and keel. I measured it out and I think my final size will be 20’ 4”. I’m not sure where I ended up with the extra 7”, but I’m not complaining!
I’ll cut the batten notches into the transom, and cut the chine notches into the frames tomorrow.
Kelly and Tracy, did you notch the transom and then just lay the battens out to decide where to cut the notches? Also, did you have to scarf any battens? If so, where did you choose to place the joint? For the Chine, did you use 1” nominal or actually plane to 3/4? I have been using 7/8” net and am thinking of keeping that for the chimes. Thoughts? Lastly, Did you epoxy frames 5 & 6 at the stem joint or just screw them on?
Thanks for answering my thousand questions!