Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #14: Installing the Hatch Rims

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Blog entry by DustyMark posted 07-02-2020 01:46 AM 357 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Fitting and Gluing the Hatches Part 14 of Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double series Part 15: Fiberglassing the Inside of the Hull »

Hatch Rims
I realized that the hatch sills and spacers had cured well during the day, so I glued in the bow and stern hatch rims late last night. That put me a day ahead of what I thought.

The rims stops any water that gets past the hatch gasket from getting into the dry compartments. It’s thin and fragile, but once glued in it becomes stronger.

Removing Wires
This morning I removed all the copper stitch-and-glue wires. That took about an hour! I then separated the hull and deck.

This view shows the curvature of the deck and the hatch assemblies. I successfully avoided gluing in any of the temporary frames!

Fiberglassing the inside of the hull.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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