Thursday, August 9, 2007

Srarfed 13mm sheet for bottom panel

Tucked into the 13mm panel using power plane and then belt sander. Used an 8:1 scarf. Wetted out joints with raw epoxy for about 5 minutes so some epoxy could soak into end grain and then applied thickened epoxy. I used a bowed bit of Kahikatea plus some epoxy to apply even pressue to the join.


tom williamson said...

I see you are going to mold ballast into your centerboard, I was wondering how you were going to do that, I am not sure how I am going to deal with the ballast issue.
Tom Williamson

Brian said...

I think I will take either a plaster of Paris mould or possibly quick set concrete. Then I will pour in 25kgs of lead and see how deep it goes into the mould. This will tell me how much to chop off the keel. I will make my decision on monday how to do it and let you know.

Will add 25kgs of lead. Try this page and see if it works: