I have been working away over the past couple of days and have managed to have the keel and gunnels glued. I have also fitted and glued sheets where the hull has a chine. I wanted to keep this element as it was a pivotal part to me choosing this design.
I have also made some changes to my original plans. i will now be planking the hull instead of sheeting, i will still laminate it to around 2mm. I also couldn't accurately determine the angle for which the rudders are to the centreline, so I researched the rules for the full size boats. From this my interpretation is that the rudders can be angled 30 deg from vertical. From the last generation of designs it seemed the optimal angle was in fact about 15 deg from vertical. Maybe my interpretation is wrong. So now my rudders will be at approximately 15 deg from vertical.
Heres the link to the last version of the Volvo Open 70 Rules:
Heres the link to the page where designs for most Volvo boats can be found:
I wouldn't recommend anyone attempt to build from those lines plans as the image quality isn't great.
But heres some more pics.