Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sheathing Decks and Cabins

The photo below shows the upright hulls after all four decks were sheathed with Xynole polyester cloth.

On the starboard hull, shown below, you can see the fairing compound applied with putty knives, over the sheathing. This build-up allows sanding everything smooth without danger of getting into the weave of the fabric.

This last photo shows the aft side of the starboard cabin, with sheathing applied. Vertical surfaces like this require lots of fairing as the epoxy wants to sag before curing.

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