Looks good so far. Can't wait to see the final

> On April 11, 2018 at 3:53 PM Joel Aronson via CnC-List 
> <cnc-list@cnc-list.com> wrote:
> 
>     I started building the hard bimini with the FRP panels from Home Depot 
> after speaking to the guys at Jamestown Distributors.
> 
>     Day 1
> 
>     assembled the bits - MAS epoxy, 2x6s sheet of plywood, foam core, glass 
> cloth,  and 2 4x8 sheets of FRP panel from Home Depot to use as skins.
> 
>     Took a 2x6 to the boat and clamped it to the existing frame and marked 
> the curve. Realized that a 2x6 was not wide enough.
>     Cut the 2x6, screwed 'extensions' on the end so they were 2x12, clamped 
> it to the rail. Cut the rest of the curve. Verified that the 2 bows had the 
> same curve and repeated the process.
> 
>     Then came the evil FRP. It has a bubble finish on one side that needed to 
> be sanded. This stuff is hard as a rock and creates a fine white powder that 
> goes everywhere. You MUST wear a mask! It also consumes sandpaper. I got 
> frustrated with 80 grit, so tried 60. 80 was marginally better. Did the 
> sanding on the garage floor. Spent more time on my knees than a cheap hooker.
> 
>     Set aside the FRP and screwed the sheet of plywood to the 2x6s to get the 
> shape.
> 
>     Realized I was short of foam, so I cut about a 48 x 5 inch piece of 1/4 
> inch PVC sheet.  MAS sticks to PVC, unlike West.
> 
> 
> 
>     Day 2 - part 1. Trimmed the excess off to get the size to its proper size 
> 48 by 76.
>     Cut G10 into squares for the attachment points as recommended by 
> Jamestown distributors.
>     Cut holed in the foam core sheets for the G10 to fit in. Measured 
> distance from the edges.
> 
>     Did the layup of bottom FRP panel, glass cloth and foam.  Epoxied in the 
> G10.
> 
>     Will add more epoxy, cloth and the top FRP panel tomorrow night.  
> 
>     Right now it is fairly flexible.  I'm hoping it stiffens as I go.  The 
> good news is that if my measurements are slightly off it won't matter.
> 
>     Photos of intial work:
>     
> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jQwPE06SOaWaLx-EAU-yQpnJv5BP0UwU?usp=sharing
> 
>     --
>     Joel
>     301 541 8551
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