Much of last week was spent fairing the rudder. The general procedure is: squegee thickened epoxy (with fairing compund, West Systems 407 in this case) over the rudder, once cured, grind and/or sand with a flat disk, I used 40 grit, clean, do it again until the surface is pretty smooth to the touch. There were still a couple "slightly raised" areas over the internal stainless webs, due to the compression of the infusion process. I stopped there as I had already ground through to top layer of CSM glass and was getting down to the woven roving. I didnt want to grind through that as that is what provides the strength. It is kind of hard to see and I doubt it will affect the hydrodynamics of the boat, it is not like we are going to race this thing.
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