There are milestone moments in the building of a cat, taking delivery of the kit, planking the first hull and then turning the first hull over. Today after some minor and frustrating setbacks we finally passed this
I am ready to roll the hull over on Saturday. I only have a few tasks for tomorrow. I have still to decide if I will give the copper coat a light sand, I will ring the Pure Seal distributor tomorrow to check if the
Yesterday I did precisely nothing on the boat. Actually that is not entirely true. I dropped into the warehouse to take a look at the hull, that’s it. Today I did only a little more than that. I removed the skirt.
I have finished the port hull. All that is left is to turn it over. Actually I will sand the glass tapes on the inside of the hull so as to be sure that none of the helpers that help me turn it over doesn’t jag
I have used a roller to put on the third and final coat of highbuild on Monday. So today I just checked how it had dried but did not attempt to sand if for the final time. I will wait until either tomorrow or Thursday.
If only I didn’t sleep in again today I would be able to report that I have sanded the hull ready for the final coat of high build. But I did lie in bed watching Sunday so I didn’t start until 11am and I am
After such a productive day yesterday today was a bust. It was a rainy cold miserable day, the best kind of day to be working up a sweat sanding a hull but unfortunately the cold meant that the second coat of highbuild
I managed to get the rest of the hull sanded and a second coat of highbuild on today. The underwing side of the hull sanded really easily (as easy as sanding can be, which is still hard work) and was a little fairer
Just when you thought the worst of it was past and that you could just wave a sanding board at the hull and paint another layer of highbuild reality hits. I started sanding before the highbuild had fully set. I
This morning I masked off a line on each side of the hull at about the middle of the panel and then masked off the area below the tape line with black plastic. The reason for doing this is so that I have a straight edge