Friday, August 13, 2010


Long boarded lap joints to smooth. After discussion on the JW site, talking to Davie Norris and my experience with plywood jetboats we decideded to cover the boat with two layers of 200gm boat cloth. Hopefully will hack a bit more abrasion on beaches etc. 

Bevan at Davie Norris boat builders suggested laying glass across ways and cutting as this is more economical. Seemed to work well. The bow is fore/aft. All went on well. We added a layer of raw epoxy about two hours after as per the Gougeon Brothers West System book to fill the weave. We have done this before and works well. The last layer we added a mix of micro balloons to add some sandable bulk.

I'm glad Kelly was somewhat over her bronchitis and able to help for a couple of hours.

"This is how you long board Patrick"

Pretty quick and smooth.

Ready to glass.

I love fibreglassing

Two layers of glass. I'm hard on equipment!

Glassed to the first clinker panel

Chief Inspector. 

Yep. Good enough.

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