The Joel White Pooduck Skiff is still coming together, although painfully slowly it seems. The reason is that I'm not following the plans for the interior but making it up myself. So I end up spending a lot of time standing around looking at the boat trying to decide how I'm going to go on to the next step. When I think I have it figured out I do what boat builders naturally do -- get on my hands and knees and draw it out full size on the floor.
The original plans called for simple thwarts screwed into blocks on either side of the hull. It's supposed to be an easy-to-build cheap plywood boat anyway! Of course, I had to use this as an opportunity to show off a little fancy woodworking and added a multipaneled bow seat. The stern seat will also be multipaneled. Pictured is also the thwart that will serve as the "mast partner", so I still need to cut a hole in the middle for the mast. The thwart is simply a 1x10 plank of vertical grain douglas fir cut to size. Yes, the cost of all this beautiful wood keeps adding up!