12738Re: [Michalak] Piccup Question...
- May 1, 2006Hello John
It's a while since I built my Piccup, and I no longer remember which side of
the bilge panel goes where, but I can assure you it becomes fairly obvious
once you get the boat three dimensional - the bilge panels are an obvious
fit into their spaces one way and not a good fit the other.
As to why the bilge and bottom are overlength: I'd suggest that the boat
takes its form from the sides and the bulkheads. Slight differences from one
builder to the next would play havoc if all the parts were given as exact
shapes. The way Jim does things means that you have enough material to "trim
to fit". You can attach the relevant panels and do the internal taping then
trim off the excess before doing the tape [and any glass work] on the
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