I've made progress with Gardens and will push on through the summer and as late into the fall as possible (hard to believe I'm contemplating the coming winter in July...). But reviewing Gardens' hull today with a realistically critical eye I saw the warts, blemishes and other flaws I've created.
Now, I have always maintained that what I see in my mind's eye does not come out of my hands, but even I was surprised with some of what I saw today:
Daylight gap between a plank and the transom (and I've assured Jan the boat won't leak - and it won't - but I wouldn't want to test that statement today).
Serious blemish where two planks meet. Not sure what happened here and not sure what I'll do about it but I will figure it out.
Sample of pock marks and irregularities along the laminated stem and centerboard slot surround. These will be tedious to fill and fair. I've also come to the conclusion that more substantial fillets are called for along the stem, centerboard surround and skeg.
So I'll be busy with remedial work and new work. I'm not discouraged but there are times I wish I were a better craftsman.