Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Adding bow compression strut and covering chainplates

I 'levitated' the floats in order to get a better orientation for covering the chainplates.

Here is the port side float with the light filler sanded down and ready for covering. I debated whether to get the vacuum system ready in the garage but in the end I felt confident enough to do a hand lay up. The 9 oz s-glass aircraft cloth is quite drapeable after all.

Now covered with the two layers of fiberglass cloth and peel ply.

Starboard side finished.
Port side finished.
The bow compression struts are also now installed. It seems like a long checklist to get to the deck work. But I'm getting there.

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