And the build continues...
Here's my list of activities... what do you think the operative word of the day is? And, no it's not number 6.
Time to replace the sand paper... I do this a lot. You can see just over my shoulder that I've feathered down the reinforcing glass at the butt seams. There's a lot of glass there. To begin with you but the pieces together with four inch fiber glass tape on both sides. Then, on the bottom of the hull, there's three more layers of six ounce glass over that seam. On the inside you lay down a three inch strip of fiberglass tape, glass, sand and feather it and then lay an additional four inch piece of fiberglass tape over that. And then... you glass the whole inside of the boat with six ounce cloth which is double layered on the bottom. You can see, that butt seam is reinforced!
A couple more boat experts come by to visit: Jenny and Pilgy. Here, I've resaturated the sanded out cloth. And now, I've got to make a decision- the inside of the hull has lots of ridges and gaps and unevenness that will make laying down a smooth layer of laminated fiberglass really difficult. Do I: A. Sand everything down flush, possibly sanding through some of the layers of plywood. Or do I: B. Fill the gaps with fairing compound and then sand that all down- the upside being I don't get into the wood, the downside is it's another couple of days of drying epoxy, sanding and then resaturating any sanded wood. I chose B. World of sanding, here I come.