Sunday, May 29, 2011

Building ‘Sharpy’ Part 101

Before fixing the port forward deck

After fixing the deck

It was the turn of the port deck panel for fixing to the hull. There was enough epoxy to do it, but I suspect I shall not have sufficient for doing the starboard panel. It will be a case of buying a small quantity to finish the deck and for adding tape to the chines. The original ‘Sharpy’ does not have GRP tape along her chines, but my boat could well be launched off a beach, and I think that having tape along the chines will be a sensible thing to do.

I’m now able to make the coamings, plane off the edges of the deck panels where they overlap the hull sides, and get on with varnishing the spars and seat.

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