Sometimes old sea dogs just need to take a break.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
I am still undecided as to whether to fiberglass the hull. One option is to glass the keel center line and the bow and chines with fiberglass tape to protect these more vulnerable areas and then just paint the hull either with ordinary one pot paint or a two pot epoxy paint system. I shall be giving it a lot of thought as I complete the other little jobs that are required before turning her back upside down for the hull completion.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
FROM THIS ...............
..................... TO THIS.
Today I glued and nailed the port plywood panel on. This gave me the illusion that I was about half way through the rebuild. Of course I am half way if I am only counting nailing and screwing the plywood on. But I am only about a third of the way through if I include fiberglassing, filling, painting, attaching hardware, varnishing etc etc. Having said that I do feel buoyed up by the fact that the bottom of the hull now has the plywood on. The next job is to fill all the screw and nail holes with 'Epifill; then fiberglass and fair the hull.