Today's work included fiberglassing the deck then trimming the excess fiberglass from the inside of the cockpit and along the upper edge of the hull where the the deck fiberglass wraps around the first couple of inches of the hull. It looks beautiful and I'm very pleased!
The footbraces are in plus 6 handmade pad eyes under the deck. I plan on getting some shock cord and stowing a water bottle and maybe my camera if waters are calm.
Next up...two more coats of epoxy on the deck, install the coaming, cut hatches, and install bulkheads.
As some of you know, I'm building a wooden kayak. I have never built anything in my life but they say you don't need woodworking skills to do this so I decided to go for it.
It has been slow going as it's been much too hot to apply epoxy. I've had to wait, and wait, and wait for it to cool down. I finally got some cooler drier air so I could fiberglass the outside of the hull.
Here is the beginning!
The left side has fiberglass and a coat of epoxy. The right side is just fiberglass. The fiberglass disappears when it's saturated with epoxy.
The deck is put together but not yet aligned.
This is the plate that's just behind the cockpit. It's a beautiful feature.
There is still a lot of work left to do but I am very happy with it so far. I will keep you posted!
1.) whole and healthy children
2.) chocolate raspberry port (this one deserves gratitudes X 20!)
3.) working with people who know what to say when the chips are down
4.) working with people who care
5.) being available when I was needed...for that I will be forever grateful.