Thursday, April 10, 2014

More boat updates

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Dec report

April Report

Epoxy on ready to paint with primer 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Progress report

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

Placing the FIRST STRAKE

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.