After a fairly busy late fall and early winter
photography period inter-mixed with kid's soccer demands, the
holidays, etc. I finally got some time in the shop to finish-up
with the hull-to-deck seam tape job as well as the fairing of
the tape to both surfaces. The boat was moved into the paint
shop yesterday and it got a first coat of primer on the deck.
Up until now the deck has been an assorted display of clear,
glassed red cedar, localized prime spots to spot defects in
the surface and visible fairing compound. Sort of like a Calico
cat in appearance. When the boat is like that it's really hard
to read the overall surface correctly for continuity and symmetrical
balance. Faired surfaces have to be felt rather than seen.
Now that it's painted with primer the hull begins to show how
it will look when it gets its glossy finish coat.
I'm really pleased with how it's turning out. The form is balanced,
fair and the structure is quite strong for the intended rig
and end use.
I have to clean up all the small imperfections in the finish
of the surface now that I can see them easily and then the boat
gets another primer coat.
Moving on to the building of the amas (floats) next and then
the trim pieces for the main hull to complete the construction