First layer complete.

ImageI am really please to have reached this mini-milestone. Whilst the boat would leak due to the gappy first bottom, it feels like a real boat!

My next task is to fashion a flexible prop to wedge up under the bottom so I can begin on the second layer. This is important because the 6mm ply flattened off between the bulkheads, leaving high points. I also have left the edges free of glue so the planks can move. The prop will push it back up and provide some resistance to the attachment of the next layer.

I am going to be using an unfamilar product for this next task; Purbond. Apparently it is very fast to apply and fluffs up with a mist of water, filling voids. I expect the speed of application has a lot to do with it being a single part glue…haha! No mixing!Image

About paulatkins

I own a 3rd generation family businss printing for lovers of photography. My favourite hobby is building and sailing wooden boats.
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2 Responses to First layer complete.

  1. mike J says:

    The hull looks fantastic now. What a milestone to achieve! It will surely be fast and easy from here…

  2. paulatkins says:

    Ha! Fast and easy… Thank you Mike, I still hope to be close to tuning at Christmas.

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