Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Port side inner float half - bow stringer and chain plate pad - for the last time

This picture is a week or so old. It shows the planking complete and sanded smooth, ready for lamination. Lamination proceeded very smoothly. I again laminated with the s-glass cloth using the wet technique that I described earlier.

Lamination has been completed and I have laid down the putty bed, ready for the bow stringer to be bonded into place.

I always place weights on the foam stringer to ensure that some bonding pressure is being applied.

Here you can see the fit of the chain plate pad to the float hull.

And here is the foam pad bedded with putty to the hull. You can also see the extra layer of cloth cut so that the s-glass fibers are at 45 degrees.

The below pictures show the stringer and chainplate pad fully covered. The port side float is now ready for joining.

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