Saturday, December 11, 2010
Getting ready to build a mold
I've nearly finished fairing the keel bulb plug. I think I may add a layer of glass just as reinforcement so the bondo "egg shell" doesn't crack when I push it into the concrete/mortar mix. My plan is to make a 2 part mold divided into upper and lower parts. The upper part will have the filling ports. My goal is to make this a one piece bulb rather than having to bolt 2 halves together.
I am really fortunate to have the i550 blogs to look at. Even though it's a different boat, it is still kind of similar and I am able to pick up a lot of little tips from seeing what those guys are doing.
Today I also got completely caught up on all my interior joint taping. I also set the keel box on the floor of my boat and daydreamed about what kind of grid system I will use to integrate it into the boat structure. Not having a plan means ultimate freedom..but it also means lots of time just staring at stuff!