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My first boat project update

I just thought that I would update you on my Glen-L "Honker" project. I finally took all of the frames that I have been making and started putting them together. Man, I can't tell you how much I was dreading the initial stages of construction, just because this is my first boat and I just knew that I would screw something up. I got my father in-law (Ted Prather-thanks) to bevel my transom. After the transom was beveled, I had no more excuses to prevent me from getting started. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get the keel to match the curve of the stem but, to my amazement, it actually worked pretty well. The frames were spaced, squared, and attached to the building form and everything slowly but surely fell into place. Now that you can actually tell that I am building a boat, I am starting to enjoy it more. These pics don't show it, but last night I beveled the harpins with the router my Dad gave me (Stan Flanery-thanks) and installed them to the stem and the first two frames. I am going to try to send updated pics every Tuesday or so. Since I am thanking people I should thank my wife (Stephanie Flanery) for letting me spend the necessary funds to this point and for cutting the epoxy out of my hair Saturday night. If you see any glaring errors, please call them to my attention immediately. Suggestions are also appreciated.

(This post was edited by Matt Flanery on 10-16-02 2:31 PM)