i81
2006-08-26 The hull is now sanded. A "tent" is raised to keep the flying birch seeds away and to keep the heat from a kerosene heater over the night.
i85
2006-08-26 The fiberglass cloth weights 300 grams / square meter...
i86
2006-08-26 and it is 125 cm wide covering one side. I fastened it temporarily with masking tape, but perhaps it had been better to use a stapler.
i87
2006-08-26 In the "lab" there is a digital weighing machine, a yogourt can and a putty knife. At the eye level there is a list with different amounts of resin and hardener. I used to mix only about 150 grams at time. The fiberglass was rubbed with that plastic spreader laying on the table. The metallic one get stuck with the fibres.
i88
2006-08-26 Worked for one hour with the first side. The other one was more complex when I had to get rid of the tapes and some wrinkling glassfiber.
i89
2006-08-26 Two layers of resin on both sides. I mixed only about 150 - 200 grams of epoxy at each time. There fore there was no hurry at any point.
i90
2006-08-26 The third layer was mixed with pigment. I thaught it would be easier to adjust the thicknes of the resin.

The evening gets darker and without a lamp I could not manage to read the weighing machine to get proper mixing ratios.

There is also a paraffin heater in the tent giving warmth to secure the curing process.
i91
2006-08-27 Surprisingly the shed had not burnt down during the night. The hull is covered with approximately 5 kilos of epoxy ie. half a kilo per square meter.
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