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Another day, another hour

I find working with glassfibre (I prefer the English usage of the stuff) to be quite satisfying. I have rebuilt more than a few cars over the years, and I was ok with welding and finishing.. but ‘glass repair is far easier and more fun. It is really interesting to be able to literally form the stuff into the shape you desire and reinforce it with glass matting to make a substance that can stand up to use and abuse. Not many things can have that said about them.

today I sanded down the aft deck or what is left of it and started to repair the holes where the water tank fill and access cover were cut through it. taped some cardboard to the backside of the area to be repaired, made a little dam to keep the resin from running out, and then poured a little before adding glass matting to reinforce. A little more resin to bring it up to level and then leave it to dry.



It will still need to be reinforced with some resin and matting from below.. plus I need to glue and resin a wood ‘frame” to the underside to reinforce the desk so it can handle people stepping on it, sitting on it, and the weight of the eventual hatch.. but slowly and surely she is coming together.

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A long time sailor who has been away from the water for too long, I am working hard to bring an old and abused boat back to life. When not working on my boat, I can often be found working as a Stage Hand in Atlantic City or just out and about on my Mountain Bike. I really come off as a quiet and boring person when people first meet me.

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