My father-in-law was on hand to take lots of photos (in fact, I think the flashes may have prematurely degraded the epoxy) so I'll post some photos later.
While I had the epoxy out, I also made a curved panel that will become the backband. I made a form to the desired backband shape (a more rounded version of the cockpit back shape) out of 1" thick particle board and tacked a piece of 1/8" birch plywood to it, allowing the ply to assume a fair curve. I then used a scrap of 6 oz cloth to glass over top of this and allowed it to cure (where it remains). Once fully cured, I'll remove the glassed plywood from the form, then may glass the inside of the curve (maybe - I'm not sure if the second layer is necessary and may make the backband too stiff). I'll then use this curved piece to cut out the final backband shape, adding slots for the webbing which will hold it in place behind the seat.
With the whole boat now sheathed in fiberglass, I'm practically done right? Here is my current "To Do" list:
- Build cockpit coaming lip
- fiberglass the coaming
- sand epoxy smooth on hull and deck (external)
- apply 3rd fill coat to hull & deck?
- sand the epoxy some more
- cut hatches
- build hatch lips
- build & install moby latch system
- make & install soft padeyes
- make & install regular padeyes (internal tie down points)
- make & install cheek plates
- carve pieces to fit into the extremities to fill the cavities that will be impossible to glass at the seam
- mate the deck and hull once again and glass the interior seam
- glass the exterior seam
- make the seam glass transition "seamless"
- make & install bulkheads
- carve seat out of minicell foam
- build and install backband
- drill holes at bow & stern for grab loops
- install deck lines & bungees
- install grab loops and toggles
Once the above list is completed here are a couple more items I could turn my attention towards:
- carve paddles
- make spray skirt
- make paddle float
- build cradles for car-topping
- build cart
- make pump
- make tuuliq