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Budget Boater's Blog – May 2009 Archive (3)

Epoxy filler - again!







Once the hull sides cure into place, we remove all of the screws (about 500 total) and fill in the holes. We also fair the hull sides to the backbone. Then comes the dreaded sanding. Though the sanding is not difficult, it is time consuming to do it right and get everything smooth.



When mixing up the epoxy fairing compound, it gets small air bubbles which become exposed during… Continue

Added by Budget Boater on May 29, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Torturing the ply











The bow and stern sections are by far the most difficult parts of the boat to fit and glue in place. The ply is under some serious strain and twist and does not voluntarily want to do what we force it to do. Once we apply the epoxy and glue to the piece backbone, stringers, and bulkheads, we carefully align each piece and work towards… Continue

Added by Budget Boater on May 27, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Skinin' it











Melissa and I removed and coated the cut parts and prepared the for being glued onto the stringers. While Melissa spread epoxy onto the plywood pieces, I coated the stringers and bulkhead edges with a thickened epoxy mixture. We then carefully aligned the pieces and screwed them in place.



Thanks to Norm & Linda Stark for… Continue

Added by Budget Boater on May 25, 2009 at 9:13am — No Comments

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