A few posts ago I mentioned the milestone of getting out of the guest room, but today it was back inside. It’s a cold, wet weekend. The leaves have started to come out on the trees, but the 70 degree weather doesn’t come back for a few more days. With the lead finished in the rudder it was a good time to fiberglass the thin, trailing edge. While at it, I wrapped one end of the spars and drilled bolt holes for the rudder blade and stock and filled them with thickened epoxy too. Then when I drill a smaller bolt hole, the epoxy serves as a waterproof barrier gasket. It might be overkill but what the heck. I was doing epoxy work anyway.
The fiberglass wrapped around the end of the spars helps prevent splitting when the holes are drilled and the sail is tied on.
Total time: 58.5 hours
Total boat cost: $487
Total tools cost: $200