Once glassed, the hull was sanded and the tape marks faired out. The hull was then completely coated with a mixture of microspheres and epoxy to create a fairing compound. A squeege was used to build the coat up and when dried was sanded down smooth. This was done a number of times to get the surface as flat and fair as possible.
Bottom Strakes and Splash Rails Are Installed
Oak bottom strakes are installed on the bottom and keel
Two layers of 1X solid alder worked great
sanding and sanding...
Filled and finished the bottom of the rail.
Renn recommended that the splash rails be fabricated out of four layers of 3/8 ply. This was due to the fact that the bend required would be too great for a solid piece of wood. I found this not to be a problem. In fact, I installed them without any help and it only took one session.
Painting the Bottom
Final sanding on the bottom down to the bottom of the splashrail.
Two part LP primer is used on the bottom.
Two coats and she's ready for her color.
Interlux two part LP- Light gray
Let her dry for two weeks and it's time to turn...