1819Hrs- Beam Trough Motivation
A pleasant work session today and I’ve got the boxing in of the starboard forward beam trough underside completed. As you can see from the photo I haven’t produced the neatest epoxy fillets in the world but bearing in mind everything will be painted white and the area I’m working in will be the sail locker I’m not about to waste time on prettyness. I’ve always said ‘Gleda’ would have more of a workboat appearance anyway!
I also spent a bit of time deciding how best to strengthen the interior joints between deck. tumblehomes and hullsides. If I was to fill these joints with epoxy fillets they would use an awful lot of expensive epoxy so I’ve decided to use some chamfered Douglas Fir offcuts I had knocking round the barn as timber fillets. I’ll glue them in first and then epoxy fillet over the top. I’ll post some photos when I star that should make things a little clearer.
It’s great to get some added motivation to keep building when time is a struggle and cycling 7 miles in the rain doesn’t appeal and I received some courtesy of Warren Matthews and his most recent post about sailing trials on his new Wharram Tiki 38 ‘Natural High’. You can read the full post HERE but I had to re-post this gorgeous photo. I just love the aft facing settee and the swinging lamps!