The build commences
Finally, after a very long period of cutting out complicated pieces of plywood, it's time to start putting together something resembling a boat. First, the bottom panel, scarfed from four pieces of ply. The bend in the bottom panel is substantial once it's on the jig. Hence the use of many bricks - aka "Tasmanian clamps"
Once the panel was solidly on the jig, I could start fiddling around getting the centreboard case and the associated bulkhead, together with bulkhead #1 and the stem all in place, straight and level. Definitely starting to look boaty.