The process required quite a bit of prep, since we didn't want too much sikaflex (or any, really) dripping on the beautiful paint job.
|Here it is, masked with newspaper to keep the sikaflex off.|
Installation is a two-person job. Since the cap has to curve quite dramatically over the length of the hull, and purpleheart is really strong wood, it's under a lot of pressure. As you can see, deck and cabin top is painted too.
And this is what it will look like -- a wonderful contrast with the Hatteras White bulwark.
The decks are painted now too, and so is the cabin top. It's all Hatteras White, flattened to a matte finish the same as the hull. Photos to follow!