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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Hawaiians Have More Fun
They are having waaay too much fun.
The new ama for Tarawa is just about finished. The six struts are epoxied deep inside and two coats of paint have been applied. I've decided to take Russ Brown's advice and skip the undercoat. Undercoats don't flow out so you either have to spray them on or end up sanding most of them away to smooth them. In this country West epoxy is half the price per liter of a good undercoat, so it's more economical to keep applying resin until you have a fair and smooth surface. Looks good too.
My wife and I are off to Fiji for the next three weeks. We will see how well our Tamanu survived the massive hurricane they had there a few months ago. Hopefully we'll snag some big fish outside the reef too.