After sanding rough spots and the edges of cured fiberglass overlap areas it is now time to begin the second skin of fiberglass on the hull. As luck would have it, this full sheet of fiberglass used up the rest of the roll that I had been using, a foot shorter and I would have had to use it for something else. You can see marker on the fiberglass as I measured a 6" overlap. Once I finished measuring the overlap the glass was cut and then rolled back up so I could wet the surface with an epoxy slurry.
The hull is shown here with the 2nd and final piece of fabric on half of the bottom. Another view showing the hull and the overlap areas. A view down the keel. The keel will have 6 layers of fiberglass on the outside. 2 from overlapping biaxial tape and 4 from overlapping fabric (2 layers per skin).
A view of the bow, you can see that the thicker areas of fiberglass are not as clear. Even with two layers of biaxial fiberglass fabric I can still read some of my original plywood labels and lines way back when I was measuring and cutting. A view of the bow shot straight down the keel.
I repeated the previous steps, having measured and cut the bottom fiberglass and started mixing huge batches of epoxy (most I did was 1.75 quarts) and dumped it on the fabric and spread it out with rubber squeegees. Another view of the fabric being set up with epoxy. Completely glassed bottom shown from bow.


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