Well, I am done the gunwales and the deckframes on the skin on frame kayak that I'm building. I've had a lot of fun so far, and as the snow has just left, I figure I can get even more done now! I'd just like to check with people before I get too far into the rib cutting.
I'm 5'9", 168 lbs and my hand width at the base of the fingers, just above the knuckles from pinky to index finger (#5-#2), is 3 1/4 in. When I put my 2 hands side by side, thumbs tucked under, from left pinky to right pinky just above the knuckles is 6 1/2 in. This seems pretty short compared to the examples in Chris' book.
For anyone has built a skin on frame using the book as a guide, if you could give me an idea if my hand measurement is a reasonable one to use, I would appreciate it. Maybe I have tiny hands? If so, should I artificially increase the size?