Tagged: Biaxial Glass Tape

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3288Hrs – Moving Forward Again

Back to work today, a cold one though, first ice of the Winter this morning. I got my fresh epoxy supply decanted into my big keg and tucked away safe in the epoxy warmer then warmed...

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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...

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2910Hrs – Upside Down Day

Nothing terribly exciting to report today. Took out the temporary screws put in the other day, got Malcolm to help me turn the deckpod upside down (it’s getting pretty heavy). Spent a few hours sanding, planing,...

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2766Hrs – Beam Reach

I really stretched myself today and I have an aching arm and shoulder to show for it. The pain is eased with satisfaction though because I achieved my target and got the bottom of all four beams glassed....

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2759Hrs – Beam Glassing Continues

After the cold blowy day we had yesterday today dawned very differently. Quite calm, plenty of sunshine and reasonably warm. The forecast says nice tomorrow but on Monday wind and rain will return. It seems the...

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2752Hrs – Blowing Old Boots

It has to be said that the weather is continuing to be pretty damn lousy. Not only was it cold today with frequent heavy showers of rain and hail but there was a strong Northerly wind...

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2223Hrs- Working In The Shadows

I’ve put in two six hour work sessions over the last couple of days and I’m pleased to say that I’ve now got both hulls second filled. Thanks to Chuck for the tip about lighting the...

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2169Hrs – Patience

Over the past couple of days I’ve continued to clean up the barn and thanks to the breeze that’s sprung up recently everything has at last begun to dry out. I moved loads of crap and...

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2099Hrs – Experimenting

I’ve been playing around with different methods of applying the first filler coat today. The areas that need the thickest application are where the glass biaxial tape steps down a few millimetres to meet the thinner...

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2063Hrs – Hull Sheathing Done!

Yay! Todays work session saw me sheathing the last two aft deck sections which means I’ve now got both hulls completely sheathed. I’ve got a few more small areas to cover with biaxial glass tape plus...