Sunday, January 06, 2008

Just 7 Weekends Left

We applied two more coats of runny mayonnaise to the hull today to fill the weave of the fiberglass. With any luck it will by hard enough by tomorrow evening to put on a coat of primer but probably not quite. The plan is to have 3 coats of primer on the hull before I head back to school on Tuesday night. Then this coming week we will try to get the topcoats on and the stainless steel keel strips attached and flip the hull back over next Sunday.


Between coats I filled in the rudder and cheek bushing holes with thickened epoxy and we sanded down the now cured fiberglass mast collars to the exact diameters to nest the differently sized sections into each other. We also plan to assemble the mast sections tomorrow and add a built up epoxy ramp that the sail track will rest on where it crosses over the mast section joints. The masts look great so far so stay tuned...

3 comments:

Michael said...

The pressure is on!

Joe and Sally said...

The boat looks great. Thanks for all the photos. Don't let up now. You can relax at the start line. Well maybe you should wait for Key Largo . What a marathon.

Adam said...

Like the new banner photo.