what’s inside the beams

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Here are four copies of the web that will go on the inboard end of each beam. After curing each one gets an angle-bracket assembly on the end, and those will form the backing attachment point for the big 1″ thick main bolts (that secure the beams to the hull).

Tonight’s lamination, including cutting out 40 pieces of various cloth fabric and prepping the epoxy, was after dinner, from the 5th thru 9th innings of the Giants/Phillies game (bumgarner got the win). So about 1.5 hours in/out of the shop, which is about all I have available on weekdays. We’re not pursuing any vacuum bagging because I think it would take more time, so lots of little steps wouldn’t happen every possible day – and the boat would take more years! That’s the rationale, anyway.  So what happens instead of bagging?  Peel ply, then some plastic sheeting, and low tech pressure…