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Monday, February 11, 2008

Sanding of planks completed!

Completed the sanding and fairing of the balsa planks on the hull this evening. What a chore! I will post some photos in the next few days to show the sanded hull.

Ordered fiberglass cloth today. I will use 4 oz S-Glass on both sides of the hull. The glass should be here in a week or better. Hope so, because Hew will be ready to glass his new hull by then!

The plan is to glass the outer hull with the 4oz S-Glass with West Epoxy System and then fill and fair with epoxy and micro balloons before taking the hull off the building board. Once the hull is off the building board and shadows removed, I will then glass the inside of the hull with the same 4 oz S-Glass. After this process is done will then 'paint' the inside of the hull with a thinned epoxy in order to completely waterproof the inside of the hull to prevent water ingess to the balsa planks.

In the mean time, I have a keel to fair, a keel box to build and a rudder to build.

Stay tuned!

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