3617Hrs – F In Fillets
I suspect any Wharram builder will tell you the same, epoxy filleting is a pain in the ass. There must be miles of them in a Tiki 38 and despite having completed many of them I still have more than I’d like left to do. Actually I’d like there to be none left to do but what can I do.
I’ve never really mastered the technique and I see pictures of the neat fillets on other boats ( Chucks for one ) and feel bad. Mine are messy, but they’re strong and at some point down the road a lot of them will be covered, they’re part of what makes the boat mine I guess.
I spent a few hours doing some more in the toilet compartment today and I’m nearly done in there at least.
Once I’d reached the point where I couldn’t move without touching wet epoxy I came up for air and cracked on with the second water tank fittings. I fitted the filler and breather through the starboard deck and then cut and fitted the fittings and inspection hatch to the tank.
Another day of paid work tomorrow but I’ll be back on Tuesday.
Oh, and I just bagged an eBay bargain, any guesses?