15 April 2013

Second stitching and first sun bathe (1 hour)

Doesn't look much different, but each stem has had a second row of stitching. Blanket stitch this time. The instructions called for this to be done after the stem resin had cured. I thought this would make the sewing very hard, so I trimmed the stems and applied the second stitching row whilst the resin was still soft. Time will tell if this was a good idea, but it seems OK. The seam is nice and tight.

We had just a touch of sun light, so I put her out in it, but only for about 10 minutes, so no noticeable cure to the gunwale resin. The instructions say about an hour's exposure is needed. I need to cure this fully before sticking the stringers to the fabric.

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