18. Taking shape

As the title says the GreyFalcon is taking shape, albeit a bit slowly. I have had a lot of distractions over the last couple of weeks. I had to stop everything to make a new gate for my house in Oxford and I had to have a huge tree chopped down, all these things take time. Unfortunately it will not stop either as my tenants have now moved out so I need to spend a bit of time up there painting and generally tidying up the place. The gate, all joints epoxied so it will never fall apart! looks good and is now stained black, very smart.

All that aside I have managed to cover the bottom with it’s first layer and today I did a bit of one of the sides, actually the easiest to get to. I also rough sanded the bottom with lots more to do, all very much WIP (work in progress) and one more slither to go on the bow. The purchase of the month has to be a really good pair of knee pads from Screwfix! There is rather a lot of kneeling and generally scrabbling around on the floor  ….  I’m not really up to this!!! I have had to buy more epoxy but in total I have only used 10 litres plus about 5 litres of hardener and about 400 grams of thickener.

I did want to have the whole boat covered in it’s first coat of ply before I leave for a three month break in New Zealand but I don’t think it is going to happen  ….  ho hum. Anyway I do have a few more days to spend at the studio so I will get done what I can, so probably only one more post before Christmas.

The featured image is my long suffering Wagner who would far rather be playing ‘stick’, a very complicated game that I won’t bother to explain, it would take too long!

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