Well I spent another four hours today ‘pushin broom’ and now have a build site I’m not ashamed of. To be fair it’s about six months since my last major clean out so it was well overdue and although I still have the tool store and store cupboard to go through I can do that as I go along because now I’m eager to get back to some actual build time.
My plan of action is to methodically work my way through the inside of each hull from stem to stern completing all the strenghtening and filleting as I go. I’ll first decide where the larger bits of interior fitting go so that I don’t put fillets where I don’t want them. Then I’ll do all the sanding back and prep, clean up, form the fillets and then clean up again. This will leave each compartment ready to start additional fitting out and finishing.
To assist those not familiar with epoxy filleting it is simply the process of applying and forming a filled epoxy mix in the corner joint between two pieces of wood thus dramatically increasing the strength. There are miles and miles of these on a Tiki 38!
Here’s a photo that should make things clearer ( Specially for you Fredrik!)