Hi, I have done a test build from a male plug which was the first hull pulled out of our mould which was way too heavy so decided to use is as a male plug to get some experience strats.
I am getting closer to actually mould my own boat from the moulds but in the meantime I am fitting one that came out from these mould by a friend in Scotland.
So far I marked the centreline of the inside of the hull by using a laser from the transom to the bow.
I marked the position of the mast/finbox on that line (using the Dave Creed finbox and fin which will be too high for now between the hull and the bottom of the deck)
I am about to epoxy the stringers on the side of the hull with thickened epoxy (I use west epoxy) and clamped to the mould to ensure the stringer match the shape of the hull and the other way around.
Q1 - how thick my stringers should be to ensure a good glueing of the deck later ?
Q2 - should I wet or somehow steam the stringers (using strips of cedar) to help the wood flex to the shape of the hull, helping the glueing and reducing the risk of them pulling out later ?
Will post some pics once I have uploaded them on my dropbox.