Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Hull Fiberglassed tonight
1.2 oz plain weave fiberglass cloth arrived today. Was dying to get it so I could glass hull then pop the bulkheads out inside and fit keel and rudder and get electronics aligned. Mixed a batch of West System epoxy with slow hardener. Angled the cloth at 45 degrees, poured small amounts on starting by keel hole and went from bow to stern, then squeegeed down and out. Will let it sit for a few hours and then cut cloth at hull topsides while epoxy still green(uncured). Let it cure overnightthen see how it comes out. Will likely need a bit of light sanding with light grit paper, then ready to prime assuming I did as good as a job as I think I did on the sanding the bare balsa prior to the fiberglassing.