I flipped the boat over, again, so it would still fit snuggly on the building jig. Time to put the fiberglass fabric over the hull.

I cut the fabric into five strips. Two for the bottom, two for the sides, and one for the transom.

Then, I started rolling the epoxy resin on the fabric. It disappears onto the surface. This boat will NEVER leak, now.

It is like sewing a suit. First it is fitted . . .

. . . then, the epoxy is rolled on . . .

. . . eventually, the whole boat is covered.

For the second coat, I had a gallery. Kathleen, Don & Ruby watch me roll more epoxy over the hull.

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