May 5, 2022
Before heading off to a morning appointment, I sanded all the new work from last time, starting with the forward vee.
At the transom, I sanded as needed to bring the new layers of overhanging fiberglass flush, and to prepare the new core and environs for future steps.
Inside the boat, I lightly sanded the new glasswork on the inside of the transom.
Later, upon my return, I applied a coat of fairing filler to the forward vee, using an improvised 24″ long batten to span between the ‘known” hull shape at the forward and after ends of the space previously known as the flat. The many layers of fiberglass I’d applied had mostly filled the space, but now I could use fairing compound to finalize the shape before laminating over top. This early round of filler was slightly rough because of the imperfect batten, but did its job of defining the shape well enough that the next round of filler would come close to establishing the shape required before fiberglassing.
Preparing for eventual fiberglassing at the transom and over the bottom of the tunnel patch, I started with a pattern of the vertical transom and onto the bottom going forward 9″. I’d eventually stagger three layers of fiberglass over this area, conjoined with three adjoining and subsequently overlapping layers over the remaining part of the bottom patch.
Total time billed on this job today: 2.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 46°, clear. Forecast for the day: Sunny, 64°