To align the two halves to join I used a set of small plywood squares with a 5x50 mm M5 screw across about every 1/2 meter and where it called for extra clamping pressure.
Then , after aplplying putty, I used 80mm wide tape in between the plywood pads to lock in the joint. The tape beds were previously rebated to avoid glass build up on those areas.
It seems to have worked very good.
Now the join line is ready for sanding and final taping acording to plans.
Temperatures are falling which is delaying curing.
I'm trying to get to the fairing stage which takes a long time and can be done in adverse conditions. Just hoping for a couple of days with decent weather to complete the exterior lamination.
Here the clamping pads acn be seen in more detail. It's very easy a quick to install even single handed. The use of a tubular m5 socket (?) on the power drill makes tightening the nuts much faster. In some spots it may be necessary to drill 6mm holes through the joining line if there's not enough clearance.
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