Around here, boat-building has taken center stage, with early-morning runs to Fiberglass Coating, a LOT of sawdust and elbow-grease, and the odd day-trip to Lauderdale to pick up a carbon-fiber mast.
When Mr. Linton repurposed an old Flying Scot into Frankenscot two years ago, it was about 2 parts deconstruction for every bit of construction. With this one –– name to come* –– the boat is getting built from scratch. A stack of wood and a few jugs of resin are assembling into something that we hope will float.
*Note to self: Maybe we need a naming contest. With prizes? Hmmm. Consult the peanut gallery.
So, with the frame built and the stringers lain, the boat's skin –– two skinny layers of okume plywood –– has been bent into place, glued, and puttied.
Following the application of a coat of fiberglass and epoxy resin, the boat now will go through a series of filling and sanding steps known as "fairing."
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