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Hull epoxy is cured. Not perfect, but it’ll get a light sanding later on before the UV coat is applied.

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Fiberglass

Fiberglass

Epoxy, then thickened epoxy were applied before adding 3 stem-protecting bias strips from the fiberglass cloth. Then the final wetting of of the cloth followed. Applying the cloth was really difficult–working against time and wrinkles. The garage was 82 degrees, which helped achieve a transparent lay-up. Ran out of time, so I will apply probably 2 more coats of epoxy (filling in the weave of the fabric) before flipping it over to work on the inside.

Wood arrived today!

Wood arrived today!

Urban Boatbuilders, a nonprofit organization, had cedar strips they couldn’t use (they build wooden boats, but not ones that require laminating as cedar-strip ones do), so they sold me more than a boat’s worth of wood at about half the cost of buying them retail. The strips are in different lengths, so I’ll need to do some sorting and see what exactly I have to work with. In about a month I’ll be taking a building workshop, so the project won’t begin full steam until then.