Well I have bought the epoxy and have no more excuses:-) Yesterday was a bit of s slow day but I decided to fix the joints at the bow and stern with a trial of stitch and glue.
This the bow after it has been stitched up. I was surprised at the draw strength of the wire stitches to close gaps!
I have done a bit of an experimental change on the plans by adding a slight curve port to starboard along the bottom of the transom to lend a bit of curve to the bottom. My thinking is that it may reduce a bit the friction of the dead square transom called for in the plans.
Its not much of a curve but we’ll see what will happen.
Not much epoxy action will happen today as I understand rainy days are not the best to epoxy on. I need to work on the rudder mechanism and mount so I’ll probably work on that today. I had to laugh at myself last night, I know writers can suffer from ‘white page’ syndrome and woodworkers from ‘first cut’ syndrome where all the supplies’
, outlines or plans are in place but taking that first step to getting the project going is intimidating and sometimes hard to overcome. Well I had ‘epoxy syndrome’ last night. I was all set to go had good environmental conditions clean surfaces and time…but I choked and figured I needed to do more reading before I cracked the seals on the resin or hardener. Maybe this afternoon if this rain moves along.
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2