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.
- ► 2009 (123)
- More Weight details
- Epoxy and Fiberglass
- Putting hull in vacuum bag
- Preparing to vacuum bag the hull
- Removed hull from building board
- Fin Keel
- Glassed the outer hull!
- Fiberglass arrived today!
- Updated costs
- The expert is lured into picking up some sandpaper...
- Pictures of sanded hull
- Sanding of planks completed!
- COSTS up to 8 February 2008
- CAREFULLY laying the planks on the foam shadows.
- Looking at the starboard side, planked from the de...
- Finishing planking the hull
- Planking the hull
- No progress
- ▼ February (19)