Monday, June 22, 2009

Hard Dodger... Day 2

So despite various rain squalls the dodger is going together...

Stitch-and-glue is not only a great way to build dinghies but makes all kind of sense for projects like a hard dodger.

Right now we are glued but not yet taped together and the next step is to round off all the corners and then tape the seams followed by some judicious application of carbon fiber tape and then covering all with two layers of glass cloth (a medium weight bi-axial and a super light cloth over that).

Then we cut the dodger off the deck and turn it upside down for a fillet of the seams, tape and glass cloth (light stuff).

Then it is back right side up and bolt the structure to the deck for finishing touches, paint and windows...