Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Aft cockpit seat and stern panel bagged

These parts are flat so I bag them on the big table. I use 400 gm2 inside and 600 gm2 outside.
I am quite surprised how many times I used these vacuum materials over and over . The bag is used at least 5 times. I cut a bag at least 20 cm larger than the table, so I can with a firm snap pull it away from the tacky tape. The tacky tape is protected from dirt when not in use with the same covering tape it came with. I take good care of this paper tape, since it is the best to pull off.
Also the release film can be reused, although this is a cheap material. Only the bleeder goes to the dump.

The panels can be a bit tricky to lift from the table. I found this tapered batten very use full, to push under the panels and lift them all over . This work especially well if some parts are very narrow, and fragile. Remember the epoxy is very long to gain full cure unless heat is used during bagging. I don't, I wait until parts are assembled.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Deck Planked

Planking the front deck. It looks a bit dirty, I accidental walked on the planking. It will be removed when sanding bog later.

Deck/ foredeck transition,it curves just a bit.

Looking into the garden very nice, placed my moveable table out there. I cut the foam with an utility knife and a strait edge, much faster and easier than with the electric saw.

The boat shed viewed from the garden. That hedge needs cutting by the way ;-)

Last pieces (cockpit seat and stern decking) waiting for some epoxy, glass and vacuum.

I use almost everything, this is the scrap foam from the decking. I even thought about chopping it to powder and mix into the epoxy to use as bog.........

Hard to reach places are done with the extra head that came with the Festool drill. A great tool, but not cheap. I use it professional so not an issue.