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.
2006-08-26 The fiberglass cloth weights 300 grams / square meter...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Go to top