Your previous post really had me concerned that I'd have trouble with the inner piece of wood at the bow. That's why I folded and opted for the kit. Like I said, if The Anchorage experiences persistent supply problems, I will cancel my order and proceed as originally planned.The thicker the wood, the harder it is to bend, of course.
In the meantime, I need to secure the thwarts better and flip it over and show you guys the centerboard. The trailing tip seems to be missing. I might be making a new centerboard or purchasing a replacement. I love the closed centerboard trunk and easy flip-up handle on these boats better than open trunks and removable boards on other types of dinghies.