|The new Tool|
Another issue that has slowed work is the air temperature. My garage is quite warm as it has the boiler in it and my office is above it but even so it has been too cold for gluing and I hate the idea of heating the garage as it really puts up the lecy bill. But as winter begins to lose its grip and spring presses in, the temperatures have risen high enough.
The following photos give some idea of the progress.
|early stages of removing the old filler|
|gradually removing the old material|
|Part way through removing the rot and old repair|
|Using the router to cut away the rubbish|
|gradually removing the resin of old repair|
|ready for the middle layer of laminates|
|measuring out the laminate strip|
|Laminate strips cut to approximate lengths/widths|
|New laminate pieces for middle layer in position.|
|all glued in.|
Then I shall sand it all nice and smooth, prime and paint it. I had considered looking for more problems by removing more of the paint and then coating with epoxy resin to give a clear finish but I want to go sailing. So that's a job for another long winter.