The bad weather has returned with strong cold wind, rain and bits of snow. I cleaned up the joints of the top side panels. However I decided, after putting glass into the port-side lazarette, that it is just a bit too cold for 'broad acre' glassing of the big panels. The glass is wetting out ok, … Continue reading Little things
The port-side lazarette floor is 'filleted' in. The other side has to wait, until I have packed some foam into the void. I have ordered four sheets of 1200 x 1200 x 50 EPS (that is 4' x 4' x 2" for the metrically challenged) from a nearby manufacturer, and I should get these in … Continue reading Paint and panels
The two large panels making up the cockpit deck have been dry-fitted and the undersides have been glassed and sanded. The panels are ready to be installed. The two lazarette floors are made from some 6 mm (scrap) ply and the undersides are glassed. I admit that this isn't the best looking plywood, but it … Continue reading Cockpit deck
The framing for the cockpit deck is complete and the fillets inside the footwell are done. The next step is to clean up the part of the interior that will be covered by the 'lid'. A couple of joints need a bit of filler and there is some cleaning and sanding required, especially around bulkhead … Continue reading Rear framing
The footwell is now glued in and the framing on the top edges of the footwell sides is attached. The two sticks of the framing between bulkhead 8 and the transom are fitted, but not glued down as yet. The lazarette floors have to go in first. I have drilled the drain holes for the … Continue reading Footwell
The floor boards are finally back in the boat. After fitting the drain plug in bulkhead 8, it took about 2 hours to screw down the boards with 94 bronze screws. I did not count the screws, but I bought a box of 100 ...
After many short sessions, the floor boards are finished, and the bottom panels have their second lot of top coat. The floor boards took a lot of time to coat with PU ... the undersides and the edges have two coats, while the top has three coats. It took many hours for things to dry … Continue reading Watching paint dry