Saturday. During the past week I clear coated the frames with clear West Systems epoxy.
After some chores at home I test fit frames 5&6 on the strong back. They were very tight and fit well in the slots and on the strong back. I then fit all the rest of the clear coated frames and decided to check the alignment with a laser level. Everything was perfect with slight adjustments for squareness to the frames. I plan to use Sitka spruce for all the stringers, planks and keelson with 1/16, 3/32 ply for the side planking. Taking it slow and easy.
The clubs around me do not sail stars. So I am also working on building an RG 65 blue splash from a partially built fiberglass kit from one of the club members in NVMYC ( northern va). I hope to bring my Star back and forth to Connecticut to sail. I have relatives in old Saybrook. Anyway. Pics follow.
Test fitting frames 5/6
Test fit frames
Setting up Laser Level
Laser shows frames are aligned!