A seal coat is a layer of epoxy applied to the boat before laying down the fiberglass to limit the absorption of epoxy when wetting out the glass later. It also adds an extra layer of protection and therefore more weight. Some people lay a seal coat some don't. As I am taking my time this layer will protect the wood while it sits about in a dusty cattle shed.
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Friday, 20 April 2012
A few days off work beckoned. I joined the family mid week who were already at Fishguard, West Wales.
Sunday, 15 April 2012
Today I was meeting Taran and Marcus at Sully for a paddle out to Steep Holm on to Flat Holm and back.
Sunday, 8 April 2012
I began the fairing way back before Christmas but then the build went on hold for a good few months. I ordered the fiberglass and today finished the sanding. It was nice enough to move the boat outside in better light and get some decent photo of the whole boat.
I'm pleased with the outcome of the sanding. It has opened up a few of the strips and requires a little filling with some 'dookie schmutz'.
The next stage will be to roll on a thin under coat of epoxy resin before laying on the fiberglass. To do this I'm using 130g plain weave fiberglass. Then it's flip the boat open and start on the inside, this way the separated deck and hull parts will be rigid enough to plain and sand.