Rhodes 7


1957 Rhodes 18, Hull #9


Project Complete:  67.5 Total Hours

Scope of Project:   Hull, deck, and interior surface prep and painting

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June 23, 2016

Rhodes 7

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Continuing work in the cockpit, I sanded the skim coat of epoxy fairing material as needed, smoothing the seats and adjacent areas, and lightly sanded the new tabbing along the centerboard trunk.  The net result was pretty good, with perhaps a few areas that might require an additional application.

Having determined that the mast step fitting was a good template for the mast partners hole, I used it to mark the opening on the deck, where I then cut out the excess fill material.  Then, I prepared two layers of new fiberglass to reinforce the deck and the new patch, substantially overlapping the old fiberglass reinforcement that was already in place, and installed the two layers in epoxy resin.  Later, I’d fair these in smoothly with the surrounding deck.

Total time billed on this job today:  2 hours

0600 Weather Observation:
42°, sunny.  Forecast for the day:  sunny, small chance of a shower, high in the upper 70s