Spindrift 11N - Armstrong Hatches, Seats Tanks and Epoxy coating
Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:20 AM
1. I bought a couple of Armstrong hatches from B & B. I'm going to install them in the seat tank tops for easy access to the tanks. I'm thinking I should at least double up the 6mm plywood in the hatch areas. Any thoughts?
2. The plans for the seat don't seam to show if they are glassed in. I have them installed and filleted, but I can't decide if they should be glassed. The plans and construction pictures do not make it clear as to what should be done.
3. I'm at the point I need to start epoxy coating some stuff. I bought my epoxy from B & B. I read that the surfaces should have three coats. Do I put a coat on, and then wait until it kicks and recoat (I did this on the centerboard trunk interior and it is pretty rough)? should I let it fully harden, sand and then recoat?
4. In the areas I plan to fair, should I coat with clear first, and then add fairing compund, or should I just fair it first and add the three coats tot he finished fairing?
I know I ask a lot of questions, but its my fist S & G. I've learnd so much already I'm already looking at plans for the next build.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:09 AM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:52 AM
2. taping the seams of the seats work for me. I forgot to tape the aft end of the seats on my cs17 and it was only filleted on there and that seam cracked after a couple of outings.
3. what you said...
4. by clear you mean epoxy yeah? two coats, then fairing compound.
Spindrift 11N - Ceol Beag
Core Sound 17 #224 - Maldita
Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:41 AM