Sunday, September 17, 2006

Almost There

Almost There
Originally uploaded by OzzyC.
I figured it was about time for another actual picture of our project. This photo really doesn't do the boat justice, but I wanted to show you something. Next time, I'll take the shot from the bow, and you'll get a better idea of the boat's overall shape and progress. (This shot makes the boat look more like a giant brick than an actual watercraft.)

What you should notice in this picture is just how sharp we've cut the chines, how flat the boat is, and how patchy the boat looks now. (If you click on the picture, you will see a larger picture, complete with notes on the boat.)

Along the chines, you will see something that looks a little like mold. Greg did a fog coat of black spraypaint. The idea here is to do a very light hand sanding with a long sanding block. After this sanding, we will be able to identify the low spots. These low spots will be easily seen because the fog coat of black spraypaint will remain in the low areas, whereas the paint will have been sanded from the higher areas.

Feel free to click here if you'd like an idea of how things looked before we built up the chines.