There is a fair amount of cleating that needs to be installed before moving forward. These all need two coats of epoxy and sanding prior to installation. There seems to be a lot of small tedious work in preparation for the next step. I’m always amazed at how long this preparation takes. It’s always a dap here and a touch there…waiting in between before proceeding. My goals for this week are to:
- Install all additional cleating
- Complete all sanding
- Install stern
- Paint interior parts of boat (while I can still reach them)Clamping was my only choice for the CB Case area. I used a brad nailer to set the cleating in place and then clamped for additional pressure.I labeled all the cleats prior to glue up for clarity. Once glued, I didn’t want to make a mistake installing the cleats. There is a lot going on here and the epoxy is curing. A Sharpie helped me keep track of all the pieces. The numbering designation is: BH 5-6, H stands for horizontal piece.
I spend more time cleaning up than installing. There is always a lot of squeeze out, but it’s much easier to clean up now than after the epoxy has cured.
Anxious to get some planks up.