Sunday night, I glued up the puzzle joints for the sole between B3 & B5.
I first was going to do it on the boat when I glued it down, but I decided that wouldn't work well when I tried to dry fit it all together.
Amazingly enough, I didn't even know if I could get the entire thing installed. I loosely fit the pieces together and decided that I could actually take it out without disassembly.
I first set it on the garage floor on plastic to paint on the silica thickened epoxy. But that didn't give me flat surface. So then I hung it from the ceiling, but that was too complicated to try and push it all together.
Finally, I decided it was just easiest to set it on the boat. First I laid down the plastic, then put the sole on top of that. I could hammer it with my rubber mallet to get it to fit.
|Glued up puzzle joints|
This evening, I snapped some pictures. I'll glue it down tonight.
|puzzle joint glued|
|Close up. It will need sanding and fairing|