Screwed and Glued

5th May 2017

 This morning I braved the unseasonable May weather and fixed the first toe rails to the boat. I was worried before the job started that I would have a problem bending a rather stiff hardwood rail in place  while the epoxy cured.  I even set up a English longbow affair with scrap wood and a ratchet strap anticipating the arc.

I needn’t have worried as it was simplicity itself to put in a hefty screw (6x60mm) and then manually bending the wood  with my free hand.

 I am really pleased the aesthetic result, and will now press on fixing a further 7 rails to both hulls.

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