|Day58||Finishing, filling, and grinding|
|Smoothing things out is an important step, especially on a sailboat hull where looks are very important. Gena has been doing a great job grinding the edges and joins to a smooth and staight shape. I found my niche between the hull and keel joint, where I smoothed down the large welds to a soft "lump". This will preserve the strength of the weld while allowing a good paint job with no missed holes or crevices.|
bow required some fine work with an 1/8" disc on the
grinder, and then the belt sander. This will be all above
the water and the first thing people will see!
Gena, seen at right, proudly primes the finished bow. Likely the filling and grinding along the keel and aft stem area will take us into winter, so this will be the last page included until next spring. ( That is unless things start to warm up again, at which point we'll be back out there! )
Gena worked on the aft end of the keel, while I put up
another antenna for my winter radio hobby. She was
actually going to take a well deserved day off, lounging
around the house, but the bug got her at about 2 PM and
she just had to go out and do some work, even though it
Here was the view from my room....
Have a GREAT
winter ( or summer ) everyone!
Thankyou for the feedback and moral support
7 hours + 2 hours :
Filled, ground, and primed bow stem, bow, and forward part of keel. Filled and ground aft of keel.