Saturday, August 11, 2012

A half day in the boat shed

is better than no day in the boat shed.

I spent this morning sanding and prepping the fwd section for more carbon fiber. Using the peelply sure saves on sanding. It seems a bit wasteful to just peel this stuff off and toss it away though. The work it saves is great though. Catch 22 I guess.

Anywho, got the carbon fiber on and peelplied.

Tomorrow I hope to get up on the keel again and get it ready for fiberglass. Weather is moderating a bit so that's good.

The ole' shed needs a few repairs too. We'll see if we can get to that this evening if it doesn't rain.

Standby.

Update:

Went back out to the shed a few hrs later. The epoxy was hard to the touch. This slow hardener usually takes 3 times longer than that. I peeled back the peelply to see how it turned out. It's ok

Here's something we haven't seen in awhile. It's the main cabin roof that was attached to the outside of the shed.

We had it covered with a tarp that the wind ripped to shreds. Had to get that cleaned up. I think I'll just paint it for now to protect the epoxy & fiberglass from the UV. The exposed side is the bottom side so it'll never be seen.

Planned to climb up on the shed roof and patch some holes but Mother Nature had other things in mind. Hail, rain and thunderstorms for the next four days so that'll have to wait.

Standby again.