Sunday 3 October 2021

Rub Rails | Sanding Flat

Now the hull was upside down it was time to flatten the underside of the laminated rub rails. Not only was there a lot of squeezed out glue to clean up, but the underside is also cambered so some careful shaping is required to make sure the rails stay fair.

I used the Rotex 90 sander in geared rotary mode to rough out the shape, and then in random orbital mode to fair everything nicely.

This is one rail partly sanded.

Here both rails have been finished. The starboard rail has some fillet mixture applied to fill small gaps.

Here is one of the rub rail scarf joints after sanding. I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out.

Now for the hull itself ...

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