Friday, May 20, 2011

Sweeet lines...

There it is, the inner bottom in place. Glued, screwed, un-screwed, sanded fair and sealed with CPES. A nice smooth surface to attach the outer planking with 3M5200 without air pockets where water can seep in and cause rot problems down the road. No shortcuts.

I just love the changing shape/lines around the bow.

Now it's time to start on the fitting the planks.

Monday, May 16, 2011

A lot of work.

Getting close to finish laying the inner bottom layer. Puh, lot of work though. It takes a good 20-30 minutes per board laying the bottom this way. Fitting the piece, bedding with 5200, get all those screws in, and finally cleaning up the 5200 squeeze out. I understand why most use sheets of plywood, both for labor and cost. I don't regret one bit though, that I'm doing it this way. Once I get the boat upright, I will see the grain direction the original way.

Another 3 hour of work and I'm done. Once the 5200 sets, one final fairing and the sealing with CPES. Then on to fitting the bottom planks.