316 Hrs – Joints Glassed
With everything prepared last night it was an easy job tonight to get the four hullside panel joints glassed up.Photo shows one of the completed joints covered in polythene to keep it clean whilst the epoxy goes off. I then bevelled off one of the centre sections and, putting the horses to work again, got it more or less in position. As before I had to trim back the keel doubler slightly. Regarding my comment last night about things being easier and quicker the second time around, I looked back at my journal and totted up that it took me 36 hours to mark, cut-out and assemble the first hull panels and to dry-fit, adjust and prepare for glueing. So far I have taken 14 hours on these tasks. It will be interesting to see how much quicker I get to the same stage.
I’m socialising tomorrow night so the glassed joint will have plenty of time to cure before I start manhandling these panels at the weekend. It would be nice to get everything ready to fix this weekend.