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Old Mar 26, 2012, 12:39 AM
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Mixed up a batch of West Systems with 410 fairing compound additive. Mounted the ballast to the hull with a thin coat of the epoxy mix in the joint and did some initial fairing between the ballast/hull. Mounted the trim weight inside and used some sealer on the bolts and under the trim weight, just to keep any water that gets inside the boat from migrating into the wood insert that Hans glasses into the hull.

Also got the sheer strips epoxied to the hull today. I used some thin aluminum strips on the outside of the hull to spread the clamping force and keep the top edge of the hull as fair as possible. I wouldn't have thought this necessary until reading Ed Crowell's experience with #529.

Got the rudder post tube fabricated and hope to get the rudder mounted tomorrow. Then onto the deck beams and king plank.
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