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Final Sanding, Garboard Faired

Well the third time was the trick. It sanded down very well, so for now I'm done sanding the hull.

However, I noticed that the garboard fairing wasn't perfect, and when I checked it against my 2" diameter circle, it didn't fit. Then I realized my mistake; I laser cut a 2" diameter circle, which is the final minimum of a 1" radius that is allowed. But when you sand and fair the garboard, you will most likely sand it down to less than that. Ugh! So I found a small spray paint can that has a just slightly larger radius than 1" (approx. 1.125") and used that to add some additional thickened epoxy. It looks great now, and when sanded it should still be within the rules. Phew!


But now it means that I must wait to cut the hull free from the strongback. Ugh...

The lead bulbs should arrive in a few days, so at this point it would probably be best if I just waited until then, and installed the bulbs while on the strongback.


Peace!



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