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57790Re: [bolger] hull fairing sequence

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  • echo172@comcast.net
    Jun 1, 2008
      I'm building outside in sunlight. I cover it over for rain and night.
      My preference is to sand, epoxy/glass the hull, fill the waves, sand, epoxy last coat, sand then primer and paint. Flip and do the inside same way. I'm just not certain about microlight filler, West 410, because it seems soft when cured. I think it might be best between coats rather than under the cloth.

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      From: Douglas Pollard <Dougpol1@...>
      > Here is a suggestion based on my own experience. It is really hard to
      > see the imperfections in the hull with the boat inside a shed and it's
      > equally hard to feel any long gentle waves there. If before you paint
      > you take her out into the bright sunlight you may be surprised just how
      > unfair she is. With diligence and a long board you will likely get it
      > all. The problem comes when say that is pretty good but not perfect then
      > take it outside and find that it's much worse than you thought. I
      > recently built my Elver in a plastic covered bow shed. Nice place to
      > work, but nearly impossible to see imperfections because there are
      > absolutely no shadows at all. This thing of no shadows though is
      > wonderful when you are assembling a boat, or are underneath of it.
      > Doug
      > Bruce Erney wrote:
      > >
      > > I'm getting a hull ready for glass and paint, using peel ply to save
      > > sanding. I am longboarding the hull and can't decide wether to fair
      > > with filler then glass or glass then fair with microlight filler.
      > > This is so much fun, I really enjoy the work and the results.
      > > Thanks,
      > > Bruce in NJ
      > >
      > >

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