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.