Paying The Price
I knew this was coming, regular readers may recall that in order to keep things moving forward, I skipped the sanding and coating stages on backbone and bulkheads and carried on building. Now I have to pay the price! In addition (as noted by Thomas!) some of my fillets were a little messy. Jaques made a valid comment that a lot of them weren’t worth worrying about too much as they will be completely hidden but here’s the thing …… I would know they were there! OK I’m not going to waste huge amounts of time seeking perfection in everything, but I am prepared to invest time to make things as good as I can. I will not cut corners and I will go that little bit further to make ‘Gleda’ a boat I can have faith in and be proud of. So six hours spent sanding has got the port hull ready for coating, I can’t say I’m looking forward to the same tomorrow on the starboard hull but it will be done! Thomas made a comment about using rubbing alcohol and a razor blade to get a neat finish on fillets (original idea from Scott). I had never heard of rubbing alcohol in the UK but have now identified it as Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) and have found a source so I will certainly give it a try. By the way Spring has returned, that miserable North Easterly has died and the sun has returned, forecast is looking good into Easter.