|Now that's a lot of epoxy|
I celebrated the epoxy's arrival by, well, using it. The assembly instructions start with building the centerboard trunk. Step 1, fiberglass the inside surfaces of the centerboard trunk. I laid out the centerboard halves on the workbench, careful to make sure that the inside sides were facing up. I then rolled out some fiberglass, mixed and spread my epoxy, and put down a layer of peel ply. This is my first time using peel ply without a vacuum bag. Supposedly it will help reduce sanding dramatically. We'll see how it turns out.
|Ready to fiberglass|
|Fiberglassing the inside of the centerboard trunk|
|Let the curing begin. Note my trusty cold-weather-epoxy-curing lamps in place and doing their thing.|
|Cutting the rabbet for the LE epoxy "armor" on the centerboard. OK, actually I staged this picture. I wouldn't take my hand of that thing with the saw running. Forget about it.|
|The finished rabbet.|