Paul, you boat looks great! If you end up boiling your ribs, I have to say that I didn't have so much luck the second time I tried this - had trouble bringing it to a boil - I think it was the sterno. The first time I had used a case of sterno that my mother-in-law had from the beginning of time, 7 of them were able to keep it at a boil. This time, with a new case, I was unable to get it boiling again with 12 under the gutter (although they did burn much longer). they may have changed the formula, or maybe it was colder and more windy - not sure. The ribs came out ok, but it took longer. Might consider soaking overnight, then boiling.
>From: second_floor_loft <second_floor_loft@...>
>Date: 2007/02/04 Sun PM 09:13:51 CST
>Subject: [Airolite_Boats] More progress
>A couple more pic's posted. It's starting to look like a boat.
>Now, on to the bending of the ribs. I'm going to try first the vacuum chamber to re-
>hydrate the wood as was done in the progress report on one of the links here. If not that,
>then the boiling trick from the post this week is plan "B". Thanks for that tip!
>More to come..