Saturday, November 8, 2014

Glassing, grinding, fairing

Most of the glass has been applied to the starboard extension.  There will be many hours of sanding in my future.

 Foam in place for the port transom.  The foam is incredibly easy to shape by hand sanding with a block and a straight edge for a reference.
The overall length of the boat now measures 41.5ft, and it looks like we will have 11 inches of overhang at the transoms, but we won't know for sure until we launch.  A new copper bottom coating will be applied before the gel coat work begins.  The copper coat is epoxy based so it will bond nicely to the epoxy filler and form a watertight barrier coat.