Saturday, April 16, 2011

Black Pearl Update–Deck Fibreglassed

The deck’s been glued, sanded and fibreglassed – at least on the outside.

Mostly Paulownia but 3 strips on each side of Cedar as I was running a bit low of the lighter wood. I’ve decided to leave the deck natural colour so that I can forever see how it was built. The cockpit’s been cut out but I’m leaving the hatches till after the fibreglass sets up. It seemed a little flimsy to be cutting too many holes in the deck.

Not many staple holes, it was easy to glue most strips in place without staples.

I kept the surface to an even height and used the odd bit of chopped up credit card under a couple of thinner strips.

Quick pic: of the cockpit:


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