2399Hrs – Cold Comfort Barn
I dug quite deep today and got two planks glued onto the third cross beam. It was bitter in the barn, the wind has switched round to the North east which means the light snow that’s been falling all day was being blown into the barn, the windchill makes it feel like -5. It’s only me that’s affected though, the epoxy just reaches it’s maximum cure far more slowly so no reason not to slog on.
It looks as if I’ll have to order up another keg of epoxy this week as the beams seem to be depleting my supplies very quickly. I shouldn’t be surprised as I worked out that to glue the four planks on each beam uses some 2.5kg (5.5 lb)of epoxy so that’s 10kg (22lb) in total even before adding additional fillets, reinforcing pieces and glass. When I took delivery of my last 33kg keg at the end of August last year I foolishly suggested that it might be my last but obviously I was wrong. At this stage I’m not sure how much to order, I still have the deckpod, engine boxes, and a fair bit of interior filleting to do not to mention numerous glueing jobs, then there’s the gaffs, the rudders, the tillers….. OK I think I need another 33kg damn!