For those of you who are duck boat enthusiasts, I have included a photograph of the up-side-down hull station ribs. Next comes the skin, and then I have a long wait for a 70-degree day to start fiberglassing. Originally I had intended to flip the plug over and work on the top piece, but I do not have faith that I could flip it over without throwing a twist into it or getting it out of alignment. If I scarfed the sheets of plywood together it would hold for a flip, but I am not going to go through all that work. Once the bottom is glassed, I will just leave it on while I flip it. (Yeah, me and about four other men.) You can see the deadrise is only about 10%. It tapers five inches to the nose so with my weight and the motor's weight the nose piece should have enough lift to clear choppy water and get up on plane. The little ears on each station will later serve as a joining lip for the top piece and bottom piece. One worry I have is that when you pull off the hull it is unsupported inside so I will have to have spread poles already cut with alignment marks. So far I am pleased.
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