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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Smooth Caprail

Took the grinder to the caprail to smooth it out to get ready for the caprail trim. As it came from the factory, they rough trimmed the upper edges of the hull to about 1/2" higher than the flange, so there was some glass standing proud after the deck bonding. A grinder with a 24 grit flap disc made quick work of that. It also cut through and removed much of the residual 5200 adhesive.
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Jay Bietz said...

Good idea (saves removing the caprail later to reseal) -- are you going to glass the joint together?

rj said...

None on glassing the joint. Too impractical considering the amount of effort needed to glass for any meaningful strength. Its a debatable topic, but there are plenty of these boats out there doing just fine with thru-bolts and polysulfide adhesive/sealant.