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Didi Mini project at CKD BOATS

Page 8 - Coating and fairing

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

The hull is hanging off the ground because it is in the last stage of being moved into CKD Boats new premises.

Hull skin complete and radius faired by sanding and planing, ready for epoxy coating. The sides and bottom need minimal sanding because the sheet plywood is naturally fair.

The bow capping has still to be fitted, so the forward ends of the side stringers can still be seen at the edges of the bow bulkhead.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

The bow capping has been added. This serves as a sacrificial collision bumper and also gives a small allowance for possible building inaccuracies because it can be used to trim or extend the hull length to the limits of the Mini-Transat 650 Rule.

The first two coats of epoxy have been applied to the outside of the hull.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

Second coat of epoxy sanded to show low spots that need to be faired.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

Low spots filled and the third coat of epoxy applied.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

More filling of any low spots that show up in the gloss of the third epoxy coat.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

First coat of the paint system applied to highlight imperfections that still need to be smoothed. Applied by roller, this coat is thick and serves as a sanding layer.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

More sanding and a gloss coat, she is starting to look good.

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