Well, as with many blogs, this one has had a quiet time. Here is the catch up showing some of the major steps up to completion – yes, PandA has been finished (well, sort of). Unfortunately, I have lost some pictures of key steps (or maybe I never took them?). The outside was covered with glass fibre and epoxy, then:
Making the gunwales:
Gluing them into place (and no, we don’t have enough clamps):
We made little decks fore and aft using a method inspired by Selway-Fisher. The original instructions are somewhat vague on this.
Then, after lots of sanding, it was time for painting:
We have used standard exterior undercoat and gloss paint – we’ll see how it lasts, but it is cheaper than yacht enamel. Polyurethane yacht varnish has been used for the decks and gunwales.
Next post: the launch!