Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Lots of gluing going on these days as
hubby progresses slowly with the boat.
Everything has to be carefully and precisely fitted,
then glued and screwed into place, layer by layer.
Not to mention the sanding and shaping of all the parts
The back of the boat.
Four strakes fitted, only 14 to go...patience!
The back end of the boat-it's coming together!
The launch date is far off in the future...
Friday, March 1, 2013
Time to mix the epoxy
Applying epoxy for the first strake
Blue tape masking where epoxy isn't needed
Both base and strake need epoxy
Turning over the first strake to place it
It was premeasured and dowels held it in place
Then dowells are removed and screws placed to hold it in place
Screws are waxed so they will come out easily
and washers to avoid marring the wood
The most difficult part is the curves at both ends
Almost all done
Now it will dry for a couple of days, only 19 more strakes
to place after beveling the edges so they fit smoothly, etc.