Thursday, December 27, 2007

Epoxy Epoxy Everywhere

It was a rainy day in Chapel Hill, great day for some boat building. I'm going to try to do an update every evening from now on since we are planning on making a lot of progress. This morning Dad and I made room for a new addition to the basement workshop. An old Sears Craftsman 150 floor mount Drill Press (Model# 103). She was the perfect Christmas present for my dad. I found it on Craigslist and cleaned it up a little but it was already in great shape. I'm sure we will find lots of uses for it.

We got the inside of the hull completely sanded and got a coat of epoxy on all of the interior surfaces. In the morning we will put another coat on before the first coat completely sets to take advantage of the chemical bond that the second coat can get on the first so that we don't have to sand it all again. We also decided to lay fiberglass in the floor of the cockpit and the cabin floor for wear resistance. (Before/After)
After we coated the inside of the hull Dad started working on the mast base from 3 layers of 3/8" plywood laminated together. Soon we will be gluing in the cabin seat structure and the cockpit seat tops and hatch supports. We are not sure yet when we will flip over the hull since we are making a lot of progress on the inside I think we will wait until we get the seat tops glued on. Dad commented that he discovered the best tool for spreading epoxy. He says, my fingers are the best tool, "I know they are the best because when I get epoxy on my hands it ends up on everything".

1 comment:

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

looks great, but i still don't think CS20 is going to fit out those sliding glass doors... use a bigger hammer :-)