Test fit

Started feeling a bit better, and decided to test out some new tools: Japanese style pull saw, and a block planer. I am in love with both of them…

If loving block planes is wrong, I don't wanna be right...

If loving block planes is wrong, I don’t wanna be right…

Managed to get both of the airbox interior pieces all smoothed out with the planer, and cut to fit using the pull saw. Again, I am in love with these tools. Having both of them from the beginning of this project would have made quite a few things a lot easier. On the up side, if another puddle duck is in my future, I have all the gear I need to spin one up. Not to mention all the experience gained…

Here’s a shot with the airboxes being test fit. This pic gives an idea of how much seating along the edge there will be, and how narrow the cockpit will become once they’re installed. That white circle is a deck plate. It’s a watertight port so the airbox can breathe when not in use, preventing it from rotting from the inside out. The little blocks are my spacers that haven’t been glued in place yet.

From the bow looking towards the stern.

From the bow looking towards the stern.

And here’s looking towards the bow:

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