But enough -- I'm not the Chamber of Commerce. :)
Bubble trouble update: I sent email queries off to a few folks, plus Ian, plus System Three, and also got a couple of helpful comments to my last post. The general consensus was that laminating in a rising temperature and/or humidity variations may cause outgassing which can cause bubbles. The solution is to avoid doing that. I think this means that I do my laminations early as possible in the morning, when it's still cool out, or late in the evening when temperatures are falling. System Three's response was that the surface of sheets of CoreCell contain lots of cut bubbles (from when the sheet was cut), and that screeding the surface of the CoreCell with a light epoxy\micro mixture (and letting it cure before laminating) would fill those imperfections and maybe help avoid the problems I'm seeing. Sounds plausible, I guess -- but I'm going to try changing the timing first. Pre-coating all foam surfaces would be a lot of time and work.
Big news (especially for my wallet): I ordered my beam mounts today! Really looking forward to seeing those.
A week or so ago, I received the Tempress hatches I ordered. Here's what they look like:
I've also cut and rolled up all the glass needed for the remainder of the float exterior laminations (two sides, two decks):
I roll the glass up on tubes, then carry it out to the tent. Here's how much 12oz and 18oz glass I have left; 12oz on top, 18oz on bottom (this is my second roll of 12oz - pretty sure I've wasted quite a bit though):