Yep, last year I knew nothing about floating wood. This has changed a lot for sure, but of course, thanks to all people who helped and advice me.
Hopefully I am going to glue in the very last pieces of wood and get the hull
closed the coming week, all depending on the humidity levels in the air, since the wood should not have a humidity of over 12% ideally for using epoxy
, though the one I am using is less sensitive for that.
Following step will be to sand and bring back to shape the hull
, which actually does not take too much time using an angle grinder with sanding
But to come back to your question: It all depends on the weather
. I wished I could find a barn during the winter storage
. Last winder I could not do anything from October till April, since the temperatures were too low for gluing anything.
Ideally, I hope to get the boat into the water
next summer, but I still need to:
1. Finish the hull: sanding
and drilling holes for the new sillika brons screws and fitting them.
2. Scrape off the paint
everywhere below the waterline and apply a new coating system (Epifanes I am using)
3. Replace the hole bumper strip with new strips of ash wood
4. Put a new glass fibre epoxy
roof onto the cabin
5. Re-new a few wooden panels
at the entrance of the cabin
inside the cockpit
6. Scrape the hole hull above the waterline and apply a new coating system from Biopin (based on wood oil
, for less future maintenance)
Next year? I hope so, depending in the weather
I am afraid.