Attached are three new photos from my AF4G
I have spent about 50 hours so far. I am planning
to complete the epoxy and glassing by the beginning of December.
We have had generally nicer and a bit warmer weather so I have
had a chance get hull epoxy coated before the winter sets in.
I would recommend buying the fibreglass tape instead
of cutting strips from a larger piece. I have had to pick out
glass threads that have unravelled as I was spreading the epoxy.
I am using the Raka 5oz glass. I ordered 10 yards at 70"
wide. I am cutting 2" and 4" strips for the chine logs
and other joints.
I am using the 'Payson' joints of the bottom panels. I screwed
a temporary butt block to the inside of the bottom panels with
some plastic to keep the epoxy from glueing the block. I then
epoxyed a 4" strip of glass over the joints, then a second
2" wide strip. Once these layers are dry I unscrew the butt
blocks and they fall away under the boat. I then filled the screw
holes with (belt sander dust) thickened exoxy.
Also the bow got two layers of glass and the chine logs 1 layer.
Then I cut a piece of 5oz glass to cover from the stem to the
first joint and epoxied this down. Next I cut a piece to cover
from this joint to the next joint down the boat. This then gives
four layers of glass at each butt joint.
When I flip the boat back over I will file the inside seams thickened
epoxy and the bottom butt joints will receive a couple layers
of glass and epoxy.
The four layer glass idea was from Pat Patteson.