October 1, 2016
The fiberglass work from last time had cured overnight, so I removed the clamps from the foundation, then lightly sanded the new glasswork to remove rough edges, and trimmed the excess material inside the opening, bringing the top (really the bottom) edge down in line with the actual shape of the cutout.
Up in the boat, I washed and lightly sanded the new exhaust platform, and the little patch over the strut bolt holes.
I had a short day planned, as I couldn’t face the pedestal cables again so soon, and I had an unrelated job to begin at the shop, but first I wanted to keep the foundation work going, so I reinforced the side opening repairs with some tabbing set in epoxy resin, which tied the new pieces in with the surrounding areas from the back, or hidden, side, and also ensured the seam would be watertight from this side. Later, there’d be more glasswork on the inside of the opening, once the foundation was permanently installed.
Total time billed on this job today: 1 hour
0600 Weather Observation:
39°, clear. Forecast for the day: increasing clouds, 50s