Not much to report today. I match-drilled all the #30 VS frame holes, then clecoed the skin to the frame. Like I said before – this process is much easier after doing the HS.It was a little tough to get back in the groove after a weekend on Cape Cod. The water was too cold to do any swimming, but Whits managed to log some beachcombing time.
We’re still waiting for PRC-DeSoto to deliver the primer we ordered almost a month ago. While horizontal stab construction is on hold, I started the vertical stab. First step is to cleco the rear spar doubler to the spar itself.
I also edge-finished, straightened and fluted all ribs. While doing this for the HS, I wound up with some scratches on the inside radius of some ribs – I think they were from my hand seamer. At any rate, they’re a pain in the butte to polish out, so this time around I covered the seamer faces with thick duct tape, and lined the inside of each rib with Scotch removable masking tape (the blue stuff you see on each rib). Worked great – no scratches.
Next step…clecoing the frame together. This whole process goes much quicker after doing it on the horizontal stabs!
DVD of the day…wait for it…classic Monty Python, including “Upper-Class Twit of the Year” and the Spanish Inquisition sketch.