Gluing the Hull, Take 1

Posted by Zachary Wiest in Epoxy, Tools

Today I glued together the hull of the Skerry.  I started with the seam between the bottom panel and the number #1 panels. CLC calls this the garboard.  For this seam I mixed some wood flour in with the silica and epoxy.  I dabbed in on with my fingers, ensuring it was deep in the seam.

After I completed the garboard, I mixed some seam epoxy (epoxy and silica) for the seams between the #1/2 and #2/3 panels.  I used plastic syringes to inject the mixture between stitches.  The syringes made quick work of the gluing.  I must wait 24 hours, but hopefully the hull will hold its shape when I remove the stitches tomorrow.

Time Spent: 2.0 Hours

Total Time In Build: 26.0 Hours

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