More glass today ... second lot aft of bulkhead 7 and the port side of the compartment forward of bulkhead 7. The fillets in the bow (forward of bulkhead 1) are complete and ready for glass tape and cloth.
A little progress today. I put strips of fibre-glass tape over the fillet between transom and side panel and put down the first bit of glass cloth on the bottom panels. I fitted and glued down the cleats for the floor-boards onto bulkhead 7 and 8. Lastly, I got the long fillets done between the … Continue reading Hull cont.
After removing the last wires and clamps from the side panels at the bow, I completely filled the little gap between the side - and the bottom panels. Once this joint has been sanded smooth, I will put some glass tape over it and also the long fillet in the center. After that, I will … Continue reading Bow and bulkhead 7
The transom is glued in. Before the actual gluing, I fixed the transom with a few screws to the boat so that I could mark the cutout for the tiller. While back on the bench, I cut the hole with the jig-saw and then used the router to chamfer the inside edges. Then I applied … Continue reading Transom
After washing off some amine blush and sanding, I stitched on the side panels. I started tack-welding the panels and bulkheads 7 and 8. There is a little bit more adjustment necessary at the bow, but things fit reasonably ok. And ... I made a mistake by gluing the outboard bottom ends of bulkhead 7 … Continue reading A stitch in time
The first fillets are done. Applying the epoxy with a "pastry bag" (zip-lock sandwich bags with a corner cut off) works very well. I made a filleting tool out of a stainless steel paint scraper by cutting it into shape with a pair of snips and sanding the radius smooth. The radius needs to be … Continue reading Filleting
The floors are 'spot-welded' and bulkheads 1, 2 and 7 are wired to the bottom panels. The bottom panels are joined and/or tacked to the keelson between bulkheads 1 and 7. There is a little bit more of cleaning up to do (sanding). After spot-welding the bulkheads (except B1 - that might need to be … Continue reading Hull construction