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Paint it black!

Actually, Carbon it black.. but the Stones Song would not have worked with that title.

I know it has been a while since I updated, work has me on a Ten day on and Four day off schedule, and most of those ten days are early mornings.. so between that and the weather not much of any consequence has been happening. Not to say I have not been working on Flirt, just that there has been little to see along the way.

today I got the forepeak bulkhead and the sides of the hull done in Carbon Fibre. It took longer to sand everything smooth and get it just right than it did to lay out the magical carbon cloth and wet it out with epoxy. It’s funny how that works.. all those hours and in prep to do something.. and then “poof” you did the something and it is done. Still need to do the underdeck and lay on some more epoxy to give it a good layer, but it is almost time to move further abaft towards the cabin proper.

So.. the cabin/forepeak went from this:

original Forepeak

Through these:

Clean Forepeak

forward bulkhead

To this:

carbon bulkhead

PS Carbon Fibre

SB side carbon fibre

You have to excuse the pictures.. for some reason my phone was not being as steady as it usually is. Might have been the sunlight coming in through the foredeck hatch.

Isn’t it shiny?

Shiny carbon fibre

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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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