3190Hrs – It’s A Long Slow Process
Yet another grey, wet and cold day as I continued work on the aft platform and the stern ramp.
These relatively simple constructions still take huge amounts of time to complete as they have to be put through all the various stages of construction and finishing.
Having completed the upper side of the aft platform I was able to flip it over and get the bottom epoxy coated and filleted. I also added a couple of strengthening timbers to the aft end of the walkway. Apart from beefing up the platform where it sits on the stern tube it also means that I’ll be able to get a good fixing for anything I want to mount on there later on. I’m thinking of VHF aerial, GPS aerial and ensign staff.
Once the platform was done I started on the top of the stern ramp. There was no filleting to be done here, just epoxy coating. I also added a layer of biaxial glass tape to the rounded lower edge as this will take some knocks when pulling the dinghy onto the ramp.
Next job is a rub down and a couple of coats of primer.