After a few busy evenings bending plywood and much sanding, construction is all but finished.I’ve given the entire boat two coats of resin (Z Poxy finishing ). I have yet to finish the rudder servo cover/rear seats but I figure given it will be a removable hatch it can be built later.
I have never used resin as a finishing technique and I have to say I was a bit nervous, but I needn’t have been. It went on really nicely; two thin coats applied with a brush and excess wiped off with a sponge. The last coat will need a little cutting back with some wet and dry before I paint it.
With the second coat dry I installed the radio gear which went in pretty easily because of the test fit before applying the side sheeting. Some thought will need to be given to securing the battery, current thinking is a Velcro strap attached to the keel.
After all that we were both as excited as each other to put her in the bath, I’m pleased to report all went well, happily going back and forth without sinking! The only water ingress appeared to be from the top of the rudder outer tube, although it was only very slight.