Thursday, December 09, 2010
Lots of small steps on the way to the paint shop
I'm struggeling on, using small envelopes of available time between other obligations, to make the floats, rudder and case, main hatch and bow pole ready for delivery to the paint shop, and the workshop available for mast building. Some pictures from the process:
Fairing the wing net rails
Aft view, two year old epoxy coat sanded to 180 grit
Primed. Next, I will sand the whole surface to 240 grit and apply a last layer of primer before transportation.
Fairing compound added to the other side of the rudder blade
Sanded, 120 grit
Hibuild primer applied
Gudgeon cut outs made with the strapped down router
Laminating cut outs
Laminating last layer on tiller stub
Foam dug out to accept tiller
Hole for the rudder pivot pin
Main hattch was very uneven, this is how it turned out trying to fill the lows. The hatch is also the prime test site for different mixing ratios of my micro, to be used on the main hull. Light, easily sandable when mixed correctly, and cheap compaired to finished compound.
Faired down, ready for the big fill
The hibuild on the bow pole was sanded to 180 grit, and a few imperfections filled.
Coated with another layer of hibuild primer. This is also to serve as a transport surface when delivering the parts to the paint shop. It will there be sanded and one layer of Speed Undercoat and two layers of TopGloss will be sprayed. I will not reveal the colour, but I'd be surprised if the designer disappoves..