A design-feature that I had planed since the start, but didn't include in the blueprints were the side-rail supports. These are going to be glued to the frame (both keel, transom and each cross section), wrapping the top of each side of the boat. Since I didn't want these to interfere with the hull later, I decided to cut out a space in each cross section for a thin piece of wood to be glued into. These rails will help when attaching the plywood in the transition between the side and deck parts of the hull while at the same time adding a bunch of stability to the frame.
The reason why I need to use thin pieces of wood for these rails is that they are going to need to bent in two directions. First (from a top view), going from the transom width in the stern, to the widest part of the boat (in the middle of the boat), all the way to the bow to connect to the keel. Secondly going from the low transom to the highest point, to the slightly lower part in the bow.
In order to get wood to bend in that way, you usually put the pieces in a heated water bath for some time, before taking it out and bending it to a desired shape. Since the wood pieces I bought were almost 3 meters long each, I couldn't figure out a way to heat it up all at once. Instead, I simply put them in the water, bent them a bit, put them back in the water, bent them some more until I had roughly had the shape I needed.
Next up: Start putting everything together!
TL;DR: Made space for the support rails, bent and then tried them out.
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