Below you see George and Anton putting the very fine finishing touches to the ramping phase. The mating surfaces must be just slightly concave to ensure a joint that will close completely when epoxied. George may be expressing an opinion about belt sanders?
|"Doctor" George makes a delcate incision|
|Anton in his element! George not so much?|
Meanwhile Jim is preparing the loose bits and pieces of the Lightning coamings and splash rails for a final few hits of varnish. Everything must be sanded or rubbed to eliminate any shiney spots as varnish adhesion is quite mechanical. Also on the Lightning Ray is "flattening" the primed surface to improve the quality of our paint job.
|Jim readying Lightning parts for varnish|
|Ray flattens the paint on the Lightning|
Also back on Lightning duty, Chris carefully trimmed the overhanging canvas from the deck so it won't hang below the rubrail when it is re-installed. Next step is to seal this joint to keep water out.
|no not praying - scraping!|