Can't wait to see the finished product.btw I think have a book you published about restoring sunfish and I love it...i re-read it constantly or just admire the before and after pictures.
You're using eight (8) tubes of THIXO?Let's see, marine grade doug fir ply running $75 a sheet x 5 = 375
16 foot blank Planks, longerons, stem, transom, trunk, step. SYP or oak or cypress = 125
Other various bits = 100
THIXO 8 tubes x 25 = 200
Primer = 75
Paint = 75
Two inches works out to 50mm. (Close enough).Just like the Minimax and Minimost, designed to take advantage
of 4 x 8 plywood sheets. Anyone care to list any
additional '4 X 8' boats kits? I believe the original glue that
was used at the time was powered Weldwood.
These things would be perfect for a laser cut kit if you had
the hardware on hand. Thanks to the 2 inch mast hole they
will never go metric.
West© Systems makes a 6-TEN© epoxy in a 10-oz tube (which sounds similar to THIXO©), available at West Marine© stores. Of the clever 2-part mixing devices that attach to the 10-oz tubes, one comes with it, and are available separately, too.Repaired errant cuts with THIXO, the cockpit bulkheads need to be watertight. We found out that there are High Thrust caulk guns recently, 18:1 ratio makes it a breeze to dispense thick materials. Bought our from Jamestown Distributors.
Did you really mean FORTY (40) grit? That seems quite aggressive before painting. Or am I clueless about wood boat painting...?Sanded with 40 grit, 2 coats TotalBoat Topside Primer. First coats of TotalBoat Wet Edge BluGlo White and Interlux Brightside Largo Blue, thinned 10 percent and brushed on.