Sunday, 27 September 2009

Filling and faring

With the hull upside down again the central rubbing-strake has been added. Some filling and faring has also been necessary where the glass tape was used on the hull chines. A final sand and coat of epoxy is applied before painting.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Internal epoxy sealing

The inside of the pup has been given the first of two coats of epoxy to seal the whole structure before painting.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Filleting and faring

A small amount of filling and faring is necessary where the side-tanks meet the stern-tank and the centre seat.

All the corners (and joints) are being filleted with thickened epoxy for both strength and aesthetics.

Centreboard case and seat fitted

Centre seat and centreboard case are epoxied in place, as are the tops of the two side buoyancy tanks. The clamp in the pic is holding the a strengthening piece added for the rigging chain-plates.