Today, I followed fellow Puddle Duck builder TR‘s hull hardening technique of gluing a sheet to the bottom.
Seemed easy enough:
Stretch the sheet over the hull.
I used a cotton sheet, as I’d exchanged a couple emails with TD, and he seemed to think that would absorb more glue and thus offer more protection.
I have a couple guesses as to why this happened:
- An issue with stretching it over the hull?
- Possibly the direction in which I was applying the glue?
- The mixture of glue:water?
- Not enough glue to really soak through and stick it to the hull?
So now what?
I am going to wait for it to actually harden, and see how it turns out. If ends up being a total failure, I’m planning to try again with a larger sheet, and a thinner mixture. I’m hoping that will permeate the sheet better, and thus stick to the hull without bubbling up.