the third rail

three things (well actually four except i forgot to take a picture of the finished keel).
the first you can see is that i installed and sealed the sole.

the second is that i made the transom seat. to build it i made a pattern the same shape as the back of the boat. then i cut it out to match the pattern. then i epoxied and clamped together 5 mahogany planks. finally i bevelled the side edges to match the angle of the hull (which changes quite a bit from front to back)

but wait! remember the rails? well this is the third time i have installed them. tomorrow i hope they will be finished.
i now know what model railroaders experience. which is partly why i am inflicting it on you.