Chili - Update3
(click here for more about Hot Chili)
This from Hot Chili prototype, I think lt has 80 hours invested.
There are six hull compartments, most visible in Jims pictures,
each 762mm (30 inches) apart with the rear one 76mm longer.
Transom to stem they contain Flotation/stow, footwell base,
berth base and stow behind pillow, berth base, berth base with
closed cell foam under, flotation (more foam). None of this
is hard and fast, just works well. Bunkboards lift to what Jim
swears will be a dry bilge stowage area. Im never sure, water
is marvellously inventive at getting in bilges. Thus the berth
flat is nearly 8 feet, long enough for your boots & dog
PS: Here is what Jim Townsend,
the builder, has to say:
Jeff, I have more ar less
finished the fairing ready for planking. I have a bit more filleting
to do, but you can now clearly see the form of the boat. I will
be away for the coming week, but shld have an opportunity to
do the planking next weekend. Should prove most interesting.