1606Hrs- Two Decks Up
The weather has cooled off to something more comfortable which suited me today as things got a bit physical hoofing two fairly weighty decks up onto the hulls and into position. Before that though I marked up the positions of the bulkheads onto the undersides of the freshly epoxied sections and took my angle grinder to all the edges so as to ensure a good key for the adhesive. Then, after manhandling the decks into position, I used a couple of wooden props to hold the deck up away from the bulkheads so that I could pre-wet and then spread a good layer of adhesive. Then it was just a case of gently lowering the deck sections into position, putting in a few screws to hold it in place and tidying up the excess adhesive. Doesn’t sound much but with all the lifting, climbing up and down step ladders and clambering in and out of the hulls I don’t mind admitting I’m pretty knackered! Anyway I’m pleased to have got them on and can now move onto the tumblehomes and get the first cabins properly closed in.