1 year ago
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
Its been a few days since any work was done on the NAXOS. I HAD TO TAKE MY granddaughter to Halifax, Nova Scotia to the IWK Hospital. Her plastic surgeon wanted to check her progress after having reconstructive surgery a year ago after a double mastectomy about two years ago. We then continued to my childhood town of Yarmouth Nova scotia where we spent six great days. It was good to see friends and what is left of my family.
Since being back, I got to work on my “baby” fixing things that needed attention prior to the planking process. I think I whipped her into shape, so will begin planking her.
Hopefully someone will tell me how to. Treat her inside once I finish planking.
My idea is to mix up a batch of fibreglass resin and give it to her. Do I need to apply cloth along the keel and formers? I hear that water and the glue I am using (carpenters yellow glue) and water are not a good mix should there be a leak. It would not be good to see planks popping off during the maiden sail.
Once the hull is planked, I plan on another coat of resin on the outside and then the painting. What is a good paint to use?
Anyway, heres a few pics showing how she looks now.