Tagged: Crossbeams

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2791Hrs – A Thoughtful Gift

Another five hours today, sanding, filling and coating the crossbeams. Tomorrow if all goes well I’ll get a coat of primer on them and then I’ll be on the downhill run to getting this major construction job ticked...

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2786Hrs – Still Beaming

I’ve continued work on the beams today. I very much want to get them painted whilst this prolonged dry spell continues but I think I have at least one more work session to do before I...

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2775Hrs – Nine Hour Sanding Marathon

I hadn’t anticipated such a hard day’s work today but I now have lots of glass fibre itching to go with the sore arm and shoulder! Of all the tasks necessary to build a Tiki 38 sanding is...

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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....

2759Hrs – Beam Glassing Continues 0

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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2746Hrs – Filleting Marathon Part 2

What can I tell you, if you read yesterdays post well I just did the same. Took me a bit less time because I’d already done one side of the mast beam. Glad to have finished...

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2740Hrs – Filleting Marathon Part 1

I knew that filleting these beams would be a bit of a chore…. I wasn’t wrong! I’ve mixed up 14 pots of filled epoxy totalling approximately 2.8Kg (6lb) today. I’ve filleted all four beams on one side, and...

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2732Hrs – Ready For The Panama Canal !

After the slightly technical work of measuring, drilling and manufacturing I did yesterday it was back to mundane epoxy work today. I’ve glued on all the cleats and compression pads and I’ve filleted one side of...