May 24, 2015 Hours spent building to date: 1,060
A terrible head cold and other responsibilities limited time on the Tardis this week, but I did manage to start serious bonding work and finish a couple small carpentry projects.
The chine is done in the forepeak, with one strip of 12 oz. biaxial tape 4″ wide covered by another strip of conventional 9 oz. tape 8″ wide. The forward bulkhead is the same, with 6″ cover tape.
Fiberglass tabbing always looks very crude when you glue it in, but in this boat 95% is covered by other structures, and the other 5% will smooth out with hours of sanding and filling.
Carpentry projects included installing plywood webs in the engine splashwell to make a bombproof connection to the motor mount, which will in turn be bonded to everything else. I also ground down all the fiberglass overhang and drips from the sheer, because I couldn’t stand to look at them any more and to get an idea of how this critical area will eventually be finished off.