Stepping Up The Pace
My long weekend started today and I put in a solid 6 hours. I sanded down the work I did earlier in the week and then flipped both backbones over so that I could start on the other sides. It was no easy task on my own and I was a little fearful of straining or breaking one of the joints, I was pleasantly surprised though how strong the backbones are even with only half the fittings and strengthening in place. After a good sweep up I screwed and epoxied all the remaining skeg and keel doublers and all the plywood butt straps. Tomorrow I plan to get both hullside flanges and the last four stem and stern glassed joints done. I am thinking about leaving the coating until I have the backbones upright, I think it will be quicker as I will be able to get to both sides at once. I’ll see how it goes as I will need to change the workshop layout to give me more room, make some temporary supports and also get some help to lift the backbones into position. The weather has been freaky again today, 12-13’C and I was working in a T-shirt, this time last week we had snow! Suits me fine though!