It’s too hot to work on the outside of the boat! I picked the tongue and groove cedar planks and almost regret it as keeping them in place to measure was quite the challenge (see title). Jeff persevered—close quarters cutting planks on a bucket! We numbered all the pieces and brought them home to glue, trim, sand, and stain. Will post final pix after install on Friday. Fingers crossed!
Jeff said this was the first time he’d ever had to hire a machinist to make a part. We finally found a good-ole-boy shop in Palatka to cut a keyway in steering drive sprocket. Jeff made a wooden adapter to fit the compass he found at Sailor’s Exchange in St. Augustine to the steering column.