What I’m thinking is to put some small narrow strips directly under the fwd fairing, something I can screw down the fairing down to. The aft fairing can use the transom support. This way, I’ll still be able to get the floor out with a minimum of effort if needs be.
Hey Doug? You seem to have a wealth of arcane naval knowledge...I’m thinking about doing this boat up as a ships boat, captains launch or “jolly boat” from the mid 1800s to maybe early 20th century. Trying to find paint or trim schemes for a smaller boat of that type, maybe one with 2 rowers side by side with the officer of the day looking on, with a national flag and ships/officer’s pennant to boot. RN or USN. Any ideas? I know I’ll have to find/make/modify smaller figures, and the uniforms will be another matter entirely, but if you know of any references I’d be eternally grateful. If anybody else is reading this, same goes, don’t think it’s rude to chime in. I can build the boat and get her running, but to get from where most of these boats end up to what I’m seeing in my poor, old tortured mind is gonna take some help.