With a grateful sigh we turn away from 2020. Hopefully to never revisit anything similar again.
One benefit has been all these quarantined people have somehow stumbled across this humble blog. I had no idea there was any dory building interest in Mongolia and Uzbekistan.
Socially distanced introverts, like me, can sometimes get things done in the shop, once those outdoor options go away with the cold weather. Claro walnut spacers are added, then inner rail length is calculated along the inner sheer, using the template measurement technique. Side panels get a coat of Grand Banks Beige since it’s hard to get in there after gunwales are installed. Gunwale scarfs are cut and epoxied
Inner and outer rails cut and clamped into place, with every Highland clamp I own. Then gunwale bolt holes are drilled, using a level to help with alignment. “Up, down a little, ... Go”. With assistance from Michael. Thanks Mooks!