Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Coming Together

Just a quick update on progress. Lots of planning but I have done little work in the past 3 weeks. I am trying to plan my work out very carefully so I can maximize my time spent doing things that are not necessarily fun. I finally settled on taking the last week of April off work so I can fully focus on the boat for a solid chunk of time. I want to make sure I get all the materials in place and 'tested' prior to that week, so I finally set a date to go down to Merton's and called today to make sure they had everything in stock.

So Friday, I'll be heading down to pick up the following:
15 Gallons System 3 epoxy and medium hardner
30 yards of 50" 1708 biaxial cloth
15 sheets of 2' X 4' x 3/8" balsa core
Cabosil - Amount to be determined
GlassBallons - Amout to be determined

Cost... um, priceless? No, actually not counting the Cabosil or GlassBallons, the total so far comes to $1465 (including Mass sales tax).

Oh, my last post about things that suck... Well, I talked to a friend of mine that is in the boat restoration business (Pete Cassidy of Buzzards Bay Yacht Services) and he told me that grinding the glass with the standard grinding wheel will take forever (it did). He recommended getting a sanding disc attachment and 24 or 36 grit sandpaper. He was right, it made things go much faster. Still sucky, but it didn't last as long. It's nice to learn the hard way.

Thats it for now, more research to do before I finish up my shopping list.

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