I first tackled the cockpit/coaming side decks. The manual says that a circular saw is good at cutting long gentle curves, so these parts seemed like good candidates. So, I put a new carbide tipped blade on my saw and got to it. Wow! The cuts were remarkably accurate, fair and clean. I cut the two partss separately instead of stacking two pieces of plywood and cutting them out at the same time. After cutting them out, I put the two pieces back-to-back, et viola, as identical as can be.
|Cutting out one of the cockpit side decks.|
That worked so well at I decided to apply my circ' saw to the companionway and hood tops. Those came out well too, and soon I was using that saw for any line on a part that was straight enough for the saw to handle. I'd only switch to the jigsaw when quarters or corners got too tight.
Though I cut the rails separately I did stack a few other soon-to-be-identical parts before cutting, including the rudder sides and fore and aft keel sides.
|Rudder halves, still clamped together after being cut out. yes, I even used my circular saw on the straight bits of this.|
I spent maybe a total of two hours cutting out a bunch of parts. I am looking forward to doing more, but thanks to work commitments, I probably won't able to get anything done for the next two-ish weeks. Then it'll be close to Christmas, so realistically, it may be the New Year before much more gets done.
|The parts are starting to pile up.|