Today was more staining, big fiberglass
patches where the dorade boxes were. We figure with all the opening portlight and plans to put in the Air Only vents we don't need them.
That little heater
is awesome by the way, keeps the garage hot all night when we run two of them. Makes the stain dry real nice so we can get to work
the next morning without concern, our nights are getting into the 40's.
A picture of all the TotalBoat products we use from Jamestown, seems to be great stuff at good prices. The surface prep is excellent, we had issues with the duct tape sticking for our backing on the patches and hole filling. Not anymore with the surface prep and it goes a long way. Going to use it to prep for paint
in a few weeks lord willing also. I haven't found the TotalBoat adhesive
additive to make thickened epoxy
yet so still using West Systems and of course that's good stuff too.
My wife spotted that area where the wood was separated below the sink, so we put a bit of wood glue in and threw the clamps on. I am sure that will be sufficient for what it is, just a trim piece really.
Also got several holes cleared of silicon and getting them ready to fill with thickened epoxy
. Now to fill the windlass
hole and then locate a new windlass
to mount up. I have no desire to pull anchor
by hand, thinking about the Lofrans
manual version but am still looking if anyone has advice on nice manual options of very low power consumption
The Makita belt sander is wonderful for fiberglass repairs
, especially when you hook the shop vacuum up to it. I took a shot of that adapter, found it at the local hardware
store for $3 and am very pleased. In case I haven't mentioned it already I don't really enjoy being itchy from fiberglass.