Fiberglass finally arrived…glassing the hull begins. After positioning the glass several different ways over the hull, I settled on the approach that made the most sense to me. I would glass the entire hull panel first, without any seams, and then glass the plank panels.
The 50″ glass covers all edges with a 2″ or more overhang on all sides.Cut out for the CB slot.The blue tape line shows where I stop the overlap. This provides a strengthening wrap of glass over the hull chine on all edges. The overlapping glass around the stern and panel #1 joint.Tape removed and excess glass trimmed off. Overlapped edge after trimming glass with razor blade.
I like the 2″ wrap concept. It adds an extra layer of glass over all the hull chine seams. I will now wrap planks 1 & 2 (with one strip of glass), overlapping this hull chine seam. I’m amazed at how much epoxy this step took…it seems I’m always ordering more epoxy. After finally inspection I did notice a few waves in the glass. They were not there after the first coat of epoxy, but after coming back 8 hours later for the second coat, I noticed them. I suppose there is nothing to do now but sand after filling the weave.
It’s all good.