Looking a bit more ship-shape…

I know. Technically, she doesn’t look much different than she has for far too long,  at least from this angle.  But inside is a different story altogether as things all come together.

WE HAVE RIBS!

And here’s where the new overhead joins with the original section.

Two layers of double-width ‘ribs’ are laminated over an original rib and a new single rib to give maximum strength. The screws in the photos are temporary clamps; we’ll remove them and fill the holes with thickened epoxy, and the bolts hanging down are attached to 2×4″ ‘guides’ on the bridge to keep everything aligned as the epoxy set. Next: hardware out and layers of glass cloth go up, then it’s topsides to glass from above.

And finally, the aftermath of the weekend. This is our cockpit work area by day’s end. I usually just let everything in the Mix-n-Measure pots harden, then pop the set epoxy out, resulting in a clean, reusable container and a levitating chip brush.

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3 responses to “Looking a bit more ship-shape…

  1. She is looking great!!!! Great job! Keep up the hard work 🙂

  2. Bill Whiteside

    By the look of things you’re doing a great job CE 🙂 I think you’re pretty lucky to have such a great shed to work in, no worries about the weather in that workshop 🙂 Keep-up the good work and before you know it, she’ll be finished.

    Bill
    Australia

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