Squirt in Manitoba

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Two8nine
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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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JimmY, thanks.

I will be doing butt blocks -- I'd originally intended to join the pieces ahead of time as I did with the sides, but figured it would be easier to work around the battens if I did it after. Given that there's no bend in the area, I've half a mind to wait until I've flipped before putting them in, but haven't decided.

JimmY
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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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I think you will want that joint to be pretty stable for fiberglassing before the flip. Right now you can get a clamp in there and epoxy them in place. Then the rear plywood will just lay right on top of the blocks.

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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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Looks good.

I think it would be easier to do the butt block where it is, you will be able to do all the fitting standing up.

In one area I did not have a clamp that would work so I just screwed it in place while holding it. You could use bolts or a block behind the inside piece for the screws to bite into if that is an issue.

Two8nine
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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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Been forever, epoxy won't cure in my unheated garage -- and we all know how much fun spring and summer has been.
Got the rest of the planking on, and enough thickened epoxy all over to fix the worst of my sloppy fitment.

I've got it mostly smoothed out, but didn't want to overdo it as the sander eats the fir so unevenly. Got the worst of it, then coated with two coats of west system epoxy.

Waiting on the fibreglass now, and then that adventure begins.
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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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Looking good!
-Jim
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Two8nine
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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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Got the first piece of fiberglass on.

The process of laying it out and wetting was much easier than I anticipated.

Unfortunately was late in the day so I set an alarm to go out and trim the excess off once the glue was tacky, but it failed to go off.

Managed to remove most of it anyway, but was impossible in a few areas, so will be a bit of extra sanding I think.

Uses a lot of glue -- going to get expensive, but I guess that comes with the territory, just glad it's not bigger.
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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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Whatever happens, don't get upset while you're glassing and start cussing and being naughty as it looks like Santa Claus is watching you pretty closely :lol:

Two8nine
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Re: Squirt in Manitoba

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I don't know about that but so far I have neither pouted nor cried.

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