Working on the foot deck. Laid down a layer of 2" 1.3 lb pink foam and then a layer of 1" 1.3 lb pink foam with some even lighter stuff (white) in the middle. The white stuff was a fraction of an inch thinner than the 1" pink foam. Sanded the edges contiguous, plus a little downslope towards the Mirage drive out.
Then I started cutting and laying in the 4" wide balsa slat flooring. Requires quite a bit of clamp force to hold it down right. So Last evening I got 4 strips of 4" wide bonded down. Used the slow epoxy with microballoons for thickener last evening, because it was warm. This morning I was only to get 2 of the 4" slats bonded down and that took all my weights. This morning slightly cooler so I used the medium epoxy and again with microballoons. Using epoxy for coverage and so that I can trust the cure. Other adhesives might work but epoxy is anaerobic.
There will be 2 of the 3/4" Western Red Cedar slats next coming from the back. This is for the fish finder mount to attach to.
Once all of the slats are glued down, the edges need to be filled all around with a light tan color mix of microballoons and then a layer of glass while that is still wet.
I was planning on moving my My humminbird 597 ci HD DI that I have had for over 6 years now but it is giving me GPS errors. So I thought I'd send it in to get it fixed. Chatted with people at Humminbird and the cost to fix is 255 bucks. Checked prices and I can get a new one almost as good and in some ways and better in others for less. Since I am going to spend that kind of money anyway, I decided I am going to let the old 597 go with the kayak STRIPER when I finish STRIPER2. Have an old Lakemaster chip I'll let go with it too.
Started looking at fish finders and I found that I can get side imaging for 500 bucks. HUMMINBIRD HELIX 5 G2 CHIRP SI GPS COMBO. Side Imaging, Down imaging, CHIRP, Navionics capable and compatible with my map chip. Also features AutoChart Live which allows it create it's own map overlays as you go along. More precise than chip maps. The more passes made the more accurate the map becomes. And then found the very unit I wanted at Hodges Marine for $446.02. Saves over 53 bucks. Chose free shipping because it will still be here before STRIPER2 is ready for water. Pulled the trigger and it shipped yesterday. UPS says I'll have it Tuesday.