We left you on a cliff hanger last week. We showed how we were molding the Kevlar lining for the anchor hawse pipe. Now you get to see the Kevlar, it is bright yellow (well, it is in a bright light. Otherwise it’s just a variant on fiberglass brown).
Bill’s big project was the dorade boxes. The air tubes have been installed, the boxes gelcoated and the boxes have been fiberglassed to the cabin top.
Here they are installed on the deck.
This doesn’t show all the fiddly bits inside. Part of the dorade glassing was that the interior of the box needed to be glassed to the deck as well, but this had to be done through two three to four inch holes.
Meanwhile, the interior of the boat was progressing. Nina spent more time sanding than she cares to think about, but we got the cabin sides primed where the ports (windows) will be installed.
We’re definitely on the home stretch. Tom will be connecting the new platform on the stern for the propane locker. At that point, we’re pretty much ready to start prepping the outside of the boat for paint (this means yet more sanding).