February 23, 2015 Hours spent building to date: 731
Half the boat is glassed and filled, and I have begun sanding the back panels in preparation for paint.
This part of the build is turning into a real marathon — I have worked 14 days in a row, although some days are only two or three hours. Did an overnight to New York to see the lavish and wonderfully performed revival of Leonard Bernstein’s “On the Town”, but was able to lay on a coat of epoxy on the way in and the next morning on the way back.
As I mentioned in a previous post, all this is to assure a chemical bond between all the layers that fill and eventually overlay the super-strong Xynole cloth. That is turning out to be five coats and probably a thin finish coat, so as the clock ticks and the temperature goes up and down, I am in and out of the shop at all hours. Ray and I are getting down the learning curve on the initial application of the cloth to the hull, so the next half should go faster.