My basket mold extends from the transom to Frame A, the bow is unsupported to allow for the bending and pulling back of the bow to establish the proper shape of the hull and the length of the boat.
There is full support at the transom, Frame C and Frame A with 2x4's defining the shape of the bottom and side panels. At Frame D and B, I only have supports for the bottom. This way the panels have some type of support between Frames A,C and Transom. I decided to not go with the particle board the defines the stringer shape as shown in my renderings of the basket mold.
Also the basket mold is setup that when I have the boat on its side to fiberglass the hull I will be able to remove enough of the mold to accomplish the task. I will have to modify the basket mold later when the keel is added to the hull bottom. Which shouldn't be a big deal, since I will have a very strong hull..
Hull assembly should begin next week, so come April, when you are driving through Phoenix, I should actually have a boat to show you and Edith. Hopefully it is not the week of the 11th, as I will be over in San Diego for a 4 day cruise..
I am looking forward to seeing you guys again, so keep in touch..
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