February 6-15, 2018 - Veneering the Topside (continued)
Veneering continues along the midsection. The bow is ready for the final layer while the aft section has to pause while the rudder assembly is completed. Once that is done, the aft section will be finished and ready for the final layer.
We attached the penultimate piece of plywood to the aft section. The remaining piece will wait until the rudder assembly is in place and does not need further adjustment for now.
The rudder assembly has now been completed and the final piece of plywood has been attached. Diagonal strips of veneer are laid over most of the aft section while the stern pieces are laid at right angles to the main strips due to the extreme curvature in this area.