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The hull after the wet out
The glass all but disappears at this point (although the weave is still very visible) and the grain of the Okoume plywood seems to pop right out.

Day 15: April 29, 2002 - 2.5 hrs
Keel Seam and 1st Fill Coat: - Trimmed the excess fiberglass cloth that was hanging below the sheer line with a straight edge knife -- it cut very easy as the epoxy was still somewhat green. I suspect that if the epoxy was allowed to fully cure before trimming that it would be very difficult. Placed 6 oz fiberglass tape on the keel from the bow to stern and laminated it to the hull with no difficulties. Applied the first fill coat today -- it's noticably smoother than yesterdays wet out. I think it will take at least 2 more coats to completely fill the weave in the fiberglass cloth.

Day 16: April 30, 2002 - 2.0 hrs
2nd Fill Coat: - Applied a second fill coat today. The weave is slowly disappearing.

Day 17: May 1, 2002 - 1.5 hrs
3rd Fill Coat: - Applied a third fill coat today. On the horizontal surfaces, the weave looks completely filled, however the weave is still visible at the vertical surfaces around the bow and stern. I think one more light coat will be necessary to completely cover the weave.
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