Filleting and Fiberglassing the Stems

Posted by Zachary Wiest in Epoxy, Fiberglass

I just finished putting some fillets (pronounced “fill-its”) in the bow and stern.  These are made of an epoxy / wood flour / silica mixture of peanut butter consistency.  I laid down some tape to prevent spillage passed where I want the fillet to lay.  I used a rounded over piece of wood to keep the fillet uniform.

After the fillets were complete. I cut fiberglass tape to size and laid it over the fillets.  I then saturated the fiberglass with unthickened epoxy until the fiberglass became clear. When this cures, I should be able to sand the bow and stern to shape.

Time Spent: 1.5 Hours

Total Time In Build: 31.0 Hours

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