October 19, 2016
Now that the foundation was locked in place, I removed the temporary glue blocks and cleaned up the area, then cut several layers of fiberglass tabbing to fit the various areas. Afterwards, I installed an epoxy fillet all the way around the foundation. This would add strength and ease the transition of tabbing all around the molded piece.
A little later, when the fillets had partially cured, I installed three layers of heavy tabbing set in epoxy resin.
At the leg opening in the bottom of the hull, I smoothed out the transition at the hull with additional thickened epoxy, preparing ahead for installing the final fiberglass, which I”d do once the leg was installed since I didn’t want to risk making the opening smaller till I’d rotated the drive leg for installation.
Total time billed on this job today: 5.25 hours
0600 Weather Observation:
55°, light rain. Forecast for the day: Becoming sunny, mid 70s