Once the boat was back in the workshop the work of making and fitting the deck structure could begin, before the building spalls ( athwartship temporary crossbeams) could be removed. The deck was jointed together in the traditional manner with sliding dovetails that were backed up by epoxy glue. They took a bit of marking out but were pretty quick to cut out and produced a strong and long lasting structure. All of the deck beams etc. are western red cedar which is light, strong and very rot resistant.
The cockpit sole is removable in the middle so that every part of the hull can been seen and got at if needs be. Each winter the area under the sole can be well ventilated also. The inside of the hull has already received three coats of epoxy resin in the photos.
Above is the initial stages of making the berths for the cuddy cabin. As always once everything is made and fitting well they are coated in three coats of epoxy resin and also painted if necessary.
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