The Naiad Voyages

Mark Austen

2016.12.19 - Piping the Epoxy

The industrial catering piping bags arrived today so today's first task was to pipe a bead of epoxy along the remaining coachroof join and then make it a nice chamfer. The other task for the day was to put the capping piece on the runners. I planed and cut two pieces of timber about 10mm wider than the runners, 7mm thick and the same length as the runners, piped two large beads of epoxy on the top of the runners and set these capping pieces in the epoxy.

Large and strong catering piping bags.

The epoxy bead along and in the join.

And the result having smoothed is off. I still have to do the inside but that has to wait until the outside has cured. If I have pushed more epoxy in from the outside, half of it would have fallen on the floor inside. Not good.

The two capping pieces glued to the runners. These are not screwed in place as I want the to sit on the epoxy without squishing it everywhere. The three cross pieces are holding the capping pieces in place and parallel with each other.

As you can see, there is virtually no gaps between the cap and the cross pieces...

Nor on this side.

The next task will be to start the main hatch itself.

But not today.