I have yet to epoxy the inside of the deck, join it with the hull, varnish the entire outside, then launch. Ok, maybe there are a few other minor details in there but those are the major steps.
My 3M product usage count is now up to 21. I added a 1/2 face respirator, organic vapor cartridges, a Bondo scraping tool and a tack cloth. I've got plans for at least 4 more products and when I am all complete, I will publish the entire list.
Enjoy! The next post should be soon and will include some launch pictures.
|First strips of the deck|
|The completed deck|
|The cockpit cutout and recess|
|The rear hatch cutout|
|Front hatch cut out with gasket recess|
|Building the combing lip. Yes, I did use every clamp in my shop!|
I will add some cheek plates to the inside of the cockpit, then I'll get it all 'glassed. I can then join the deck and hull, add the bulkheads, some gaskets on the hatches along with their hold downs, varnish it, then launch.