Today I did a little sanding and then gave the motor well a coat of epoxy.
Yesterday I lifted the boat to fiberglass the bottom of the motor well to the bottom of the hull. Today I fiberglassed where the interior of the well and the hull meet along with glassing the knee to the well and the hull.
Today I completed the framing of the motor well sides so the motor can turn from side to side and keep the wells freeboard the same all around. As you can see the framing for the planking that will act as the bench seating on both sides of the motor was framed as well. Tomorrow…
Today I nearly worked all day calculating the outboard motor well. What is left to design and build is the removable tunnel baffle that will start at the bottom “V” of the motor well and come up to the bottom of the rear notch. This will force the prop wash to propel the boat naturally….
The last couple of days I decked the port and starboard gunwales. Early Sunday morning I unfastened the decks and refit them with glue.
You’re probably wondering what’s on the wood stove? My close friends Henry and Craig shot two elk. I run the hooves thru the bandsaw and boil them in saltwater. They make wonderful chews for my 4 legged supervisor “Josey”. Today I skinned the forward bulkhead and fit, glued and fastened the in-wales.
Today I sealed the interior of the dory completely with thinned epoxy. I simply mix the epoxy and then add acetone. This allows you to paint it on easily and the bare wood sucks it right up. Applying it this way also cuts way down on drips. It is then easy to sand and then two part truckbed liner…