Next, glassing was done on the inside. Three layers of 17oz 45/45 roving knitted with CSM was tabbed between the tube and the hull.
Finally, on the outside, four layers of same kind of glass were overlaid around the ends of the tube, up against the hull. Each one feathering outward an inch greater than the previous, overall reaching out about 5 inches fromthe edge of the cutout.
The final step will be to cut the sides, fair it, and round over the inside edge of the tube. There may be one more layer of glass + viel that will go on just before the fairing is done. With the glassing on the inside done, however, foward bulkhead installation can resume.
Other things that happened this weekend:
- configured dust collector ducting into the garage.
- installed another work light inside the boat
- installed two coiled reel extention cords in the boat fore and aft.