Halogen Heater with one burner on
Gas Heater with one burner on
Keel Support Frame with side and bottom cleats
As so often happens, I plan what I hope to do the next day, but things don’t turn out as planned. Therefore it was not unexpected that I would not make the stock for the kick-up rudder; instead I added cleats to the keel box support frame. These pieces of wood are necessary to strengthen the frame and to provide more surface area for the epoxy to do its work of permanently joining the frame to the side and bottom panels of the boat.
By the time I arrived home after being with my grandchildren, there wasn’t enough time before it would be dark to measure and cut out the bits and pieces for the rudder stock. It was more profitable for me to cut and join the cleats to the keel box support frame, especially as I was multi-tasking, by being online and insulating the outside tap from the expected frost tonight. I needed to do the epoxying in the kitchen before my wife would want it for preparing the evening meal.
In addition to the above, I wanted to sort out the heating for the garage. I needed to test the heaters to ascertain how long it would take them to bring the temperature up to the required 15 degrees Celsius for using epoxy. After one hour at the lowest settings, the heaters only managed to raise the temperature to 7 degrees Celsius. I have a feeling they will need to be on maximum output for about two hours to achieve the target, but I will leave that experiment for another day.