Hour 12

The scariest part of the whole construction…. behind me…

The hatches have been cut!  I also mixed up some epoxy and doubled the hatch thickness.  While thats setting up, I’ll go pull some copper.
Hour 12

Dry time.

Now its time to wait… give the epoxy a day to cure and then I can start working on the hatches.  I didn’t add many “stitches” to this temporary deck-to-hull attachment… I cut a roll of saran wrap in half on the ban saw  and wrapped the kayak tight in a few sections. (after cutting saran wrap with a ban saw, bevel cut the “melted” end with a razor blade, thank me later)
Syran wrapped.

Hour 11

The next hour was “tack welding” (with epoxy) all the seams. This will allow me to remove most of the wires fully and discard any metal from the craft. The beads of “ketchup” epoxy were applied with a syringe.

Hour 11

Hour 10

Alignment is key… i didn’t seem to have much to “fudge” here.. it just seem to fit quite nicely.. i’m sure if it wasn’t CNC’d and I had cut out the pieces myself.. there would have been more work here.  I tightened a few wires and was satisfied with the results.

Hour 10