more hours of bonding
April 03: Still bonding with the boat ... to
the tune of seven hours more of sanding with the random-orbit
sander. I'm almost ready to put on the primer; I still
have to decide what to do about the fiberglass tape on
the chine joints. There are a lot of little craters where
the epoxy failed or something.
choices seem to be to put on a second layer of fiberglass
tape, or to grind down the layer in place until the imperfections
(and most of the tape) go away, or to live with it. I
don't intend to put the time and money into a second layer
of tape, and I don't want to lose the layer that's there,
so I will probably just live with the result so far. When
the boat is in the water, I won't see it, and the bead
of epoxy on the inside will assure a water-tight hull,
so live with it it is.
I had intended to use epoxy to putty the holes left from
screwing the sides to the temporary form, but I decided
that the job was too small, so I'm trying 3M 5200 sealant
as a putty. It went on fine. I'll need to put on at least
one more coat of the5200, then I'll prime.
While the putty is drying, I'm going to make the double
spend so far:
Add seven hours of sanding, for a total so far of 41 hours.
so far: Add $5 for sand paper, for a total so
far of $166.12.