Originally Posted by slimtim
Transom has been cut away a little to accept the engine saddle (stevetheboat...whats the red layer next to the plywood in the transom?).
The "red stuff" is a structural adhesive manufactured by Scott Bader and is used extensively by the aircraft and high performance boat industry for all manner of structural bonding, filleting of frames and fairing where sheer and peel strength of a joint, combined with light weight, is a pre-requisite.
We actually bond the entire transom plywood into the boat before overlaminating with multi axial glass cloth.
PS its not cheap @ nearly £9.00 kg.!
The tubes look good Tim and the the whole package seems to be coming together really well. Its a lot more work than most owners realise though is it not? - now perhaps people can begin to see why RIB retail prices are,apparently, so high.
Well done and good luck with the rest of the fit out.