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Asheville-class Patrol Gunboat Mark II

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entry Oct 13 2006, 10:46 AM
Today I took a vacation day off from work so that I could spend some quiet, quality time to do something other than work-related stuff. I laid the hull out on a table and spent an hour or so with a tub of Hobbylite filler and filled the gaps between the strips I used on the hull to make things a bit smoother. Overall easy to do until I got to the bow where the gaps were in some areas difficult to keep filled. The filler tended on the bow section to fall into the hull space. I don't want to put too much weight into the bow and then have to balance things out with even more weight in the stern. A quick and easy solution was contained withing a tube of expanding foam...the stuff normally used to seal cracks and gaps in houses. Easy to apply and epands to fill areas, then dries fast. Once the foam expanded and hardened the filler stayed where it should.

Another hour or so of sanding and trimming and we're at a point where fiberglass can be laid down. That will be the next step...

 
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