Here are some things i have been doing with my Dauntless.
A few pages back, i mentioned that i was still unsure if there was actually a hatch over the main cabin. After going over all the details, i concluded that there was not a hatch over the main cabin but over the door leading into the main cabin as previously guessed. I went ahead and gave that hatch one final salute and sealed her off. After a little primer, it was like it never existed. (Buh-Bye)
Don't get me wrong, i did like the hatch, but it did not line up with the door hatch, therefore, it looked out of place.
Also, on the pic of Dauntless's transom, if you notice just ahead of the flag, there is a curved piece of wood with trim over it.(See Pic) I went ahead and created that as well. I cut a piece of mahogany with some excess height that i was able to create the curve as seen. Dumas provided us with a piece of wood to go back there, but it was too small, and would not be able to correctly detail that area. I took that piece of wood that they gave us and threw it into my wood bin. It will be re -incarnated into something useful.
The cockpit area now has a full wall along with the curve. The piece of wood i made, has been epoxied in place as part of the cover..(Herc and friends do not have to worry about falling overboard while watching the pretty wake!)
As far as the cockpit/Bridgedeck floor goes, I just have to decide if i am going to go ahead with the wood planking as previously thought, or just paint until i get more info. I am currently undecided. (The More i learn about this yacht, the more careful i am about executing it's detail)
I went ahead and made the Bow lip out of aluminum. I was able to cut the notches into it and am happy with the results. (I had a few practice runs on another sheet of aluminum) It will be mounted after i do a little more sanding around the bow.