With my boat up off the floor, I was ready to install my center board retrieval line. I used a forsner bit to drill a neat straight hole up into the forward bottom edge of the center board. I drilled approximately 1″ into the board. I used a nail to apply unthickened epoxy into the drilled hole. Then I thickened the epoxy and added the line.
I’m now ready to apply my high gloss finish to the top side (remember, my first matte finish failed miserably and needed to be all scraped off). This was a bit of a disappointment, but heck, now I know how to refinish the boat. Honestly, I had no choice but to refinish it.