Originally Posted by Saqa
I am glad that the dust part is way behind me for the one I made! Bet you looking forward to the joys of fairing :
Good going mate, do the lil ones think its a boat yet?
My daughter was 6 months old when we started our build and 1yr6mths when we finished. She loved the boat!
Yep, started fairing today and it's dusty. I set up a fan to blow out the sawdust as I'm working and it gets the finer particles out.
I'm using a combination of an electric hand planer, belt sander and orbital sander for the planing, so it's going quickly. One pain has been that I had to relocate almost every screw in the chine log and sheer clamp since they were in the way of the material that I needed to remove to level everything out.
How big is your boat? I'm hoping to be done around the end of March. My anticipated schedule is:
Finish Fairing by the weekend
Get 1/4 plywood on the boat this weekend/following week
Sand all corners smooth and apply reinforcement fiber glass strips on all corners and in some areas that I think need more strength
Glass whole boat in two weeks and sand
Flip on March 1st, epoxy interior and lay down floorboards and seal, add rub rail and bench seats
March 15, paint interior and exterior
March 25, mount engine, gas can and test in the water