Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sheathing the Topsides

4 oz glass epoxied onto the starboard side and lapped over onto the deck. I ran the double layers of 9oz on the bottom above chine a ways so I could cut the 4oz in half lengthwise and do both sides with one length. Adds some strength to the chine area too, but not sure I would do it that way again.

Port side. The shop is pretty cold but an electric resistance heater in the hull brings the temp up for slow hardener (West 206) to go off overnight. I discovered that I like 206 for wetting out in cold weather because it is less viscous. Does take a little longer to go off but there are never any worries about working time!

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