372 Hrs – Hullside Joints Glassed
After a hard day made up of 8 hours driving on badly congested motorway and 2 hours on site I got home feeling really stressed and in two minds whether to go to the barn or not. I decided that maybe some boat building would be good therapy and so it was. I got in the groove. focused on the job in hand, and completely forgot about my day. The result is all 16 vertical hullside joints nicely glassed. After pre-wetting the ply and waiting for the epoxy to tack I placed the pre-cut pieces of mat in position and then used masking tape to hold down the edges. The glass is then well wetted out using a brush and then finished with a foam roller. Once the epoxy has started to go off a sharp blade is run around the inside edge of the masking tape allowing the tape and excess mat to be pulled away. This leaves a nice clean edge for smoothing later. (Thanks to Scott Williams for this tip).