Today we started at around 2pm. Dylan picked up some slow hardener from Jamestown Distributors and stopped by SP Systems to thank them for the Corecell that they donated. It is with this foam that we’ve built the deck.
Scout’s deck is built with a foam core (10mm Corecell) laminated with 5.8oz carbon fiber (205 grams/sq meter). After wetting out the carbon with West 105/206 Slow, we applied pealply and a breather material. Pealply is a synthetic woven cloth used to reduce excess resin (weight). Under vacuum, it straightens the carbon fibers and upon release it provides us with an almost ready-to-glue surface texture.
The breather material that we use allows air to travel the length of the vacuum bag, which maintains an even level of vacuum throughout the whole bag.
At the moment, Dan and Max are measuring the hull with a laser level to determine the correct means of cutting the hull to accept the deck. We plan on putting down carbon fiber on the hull tomorrow night (Thursday night).