Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bulkheads, bottom prep

Slowly cutting out and framing bulkheads.  Also prepped bottom for wet-on-wet epoxy coating.  Decided to utilize Redwood for framing and stay with WRC cut to plan dimensions for the chines so as not to make fitting the bottom to the chines/ bulkheads any trickier.

Tested out using wire brads to minimize movement of epoxied parts.  Helped to hammer them just through the framing, coat piece with epoxy, get piece into position, and then push tip of brad into ply until clamps could be placed and brads nailed in further.  They were easy to remove with pliers after the epoxy set.