With the planking finished it was time to sand down the plywood in preparation for the application of epoxy and fibreglass cloth on the under water areas of the hull. I left the top edge, sheer , of the planking uncut so that I can fine tune once it’s the right side up. It’s very hard to do this standing upside down.
I’m just about to pour on the epoxy in the photo above. The easy lines of the hull make this a relatively straightforward job. The fibreglass will extend down to the top of the bottom plank. It’ll be cut off after the epoxy has cure to a “green” state which is when it is just starting to get stiff.
The entire hull has now recieved three coats of epoxy resin. This was allowed to cure and then wet sanded in preparation for painting. The waterline will be marked and the under water sections of the hull will be primed ready for the anti-fouling.
Normally the roll over is quite a social affair as I gather up a few friends and we roll the boats over. They’re not that heavy just bulky. I realised I couldn’t do it on my own so I got my neighbour to come over with his forklift to do the job.
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