Lively Heels Phase 3-14


Lively Heels, a 1976 Fisher 30


Project Schedule:  November 2020 – April 2021

Project Scope:  Reconfigure and simplify engine-based heating system; install woodstove for cabin heating; remove sanitation treatment system and replace with holding tank, conceive and build deck storage boxes; miscellaneous and sundry small projects

Project Complete:  145.75 Total Hours

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February 7, 2021

Lively Heels Phase 3-14


With the epoxy fillets cured sufficiently, I trimmed and removed the temporary wire ties from the edges of the box.  Afterwards, I used a router to round over all the external edges of the box, for appearance, but more importantly to ease the corners for the fiberglass tabbing that would come next.

Next, I coated the outside of the box in epoxy.

Now I installed biaxial tabbing on all the box corners, adding the structure that would help hold the box together.  I sheathed the entire box between the tabbed corners with some 10 oz. cloth I had on hand; this would provide weatherproofing and durability.  I left the fiberglass to cure overnight before continuing.  Next would be filling and fairing to smooth the box and prepare it for finishing.

Total time billed on this job today:  1.75 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  21°, mainly cloudy.   Forecast for the day:   Cloudy, light snow in the afternoon/evening, 33°.