This is the final layers going on. The front of the keel stub is getting 7 extra layers to build up that gap we saw a couple posts ago.
|Sam standing next to a wooden fishing boats prop!|
|helping me clean the old Mercedes!|
|I think this is the final layup.|
|This is 14 layers of fiberglass|
|You can see the old and the new|
|New holes drilled.|
We let that sit and get to work on the inside of the boat. We have to tear out the bulkhead and also grind the keel sump grid down to accept new fiberglass. A TON of work.
|The aft keel bolt with 1/2" plywood acting as the new backing plate. The real backing plate will be G10. Strong stuff.|
|After the "potting"|
|Tearing the plastic off the epoxy. It went perfect!!|
|Travellift at Appa once again. We have to use it twice more. Once to put the keel on a final time and once to splash the boat in the water.|
I was feeling left out so I asked to start grinding the inside of the boat. Watch what you ask for...
|This was all covered in brown (??) gelcoat. I grinded this crap off for 6-7 hours.|
|The dust gets everywhere|
|Me in my bunny suit!!|