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early drawings (cont’d)
These next later drawings show me fighting as I try to resolve how the side stringers should work – all kinds of ‘wonderful’ dips and swirls that would be quite hard to pull off, but still don’t emphasize or work with the shape of the the boat.
However there are some oversketches of more natural or graceful lines.

I’m starting to realize the difficulty of skinning around the cockpit and so the previous thighbrace idea is left out. This issue of needing the stringers and the cockpit profile to have support from the ribs and yet have the skin dip down to the odd curves provide another very difficult issue to have to resolve down the path . . . .

there's an ongoing discussion in our forums about this project if you have any questions or comments.

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