Today I attached the rails to the Skerry hull using epoxy thickened with silica, the standard high strength adheasive that I have been using all along. It took a good amount of time and had to mix two small batches. As I work I added spring clamps every 8″ or so. Clamps are essential when building a boat like this. Once I had the rails attached, I drilled some pilot holes with a counter sunk bit through the hull and into the rail. This is a modification from the plans. I wanted to add a little extra strength.
Because I am doing a modified rail (adding a inwale on spacers), I took some time and cut about 60 two inch long spacers of the same rail material.
Time Spent: 2.5 Hours
Total Time In Build: 78.5 Hours