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Clamped!

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Before beginning on any boat building project one of the first tasks is to count the number of clamps on hand. Take that number, multiply by 1.75 and you can be assured that the resulting figure will not exceed the number of clamps you need.  As a matter of fact it is a mathematical law that even if you increase the number of clamps by a factor of two or even three you will still not have enough.

That is the situation this morning, as seen above.  I would like to have inserted both inwales to be sure that the pressures were even on both sides of the boat but had enough clamps for only one side. I have glued, clamped down and screwed in the inwales with crossed fingers.

I have to cut this posting short but I have to pop out and buy some more clamps!