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Hull Preparation:  I've decided to prepare the hull for covering by working from the top of the hull to the bottom - keel to gunwale.  Since sanding isn't very exciting to watch, this is a compilation of several days work.

In preparing to apply an epoxy fillet to the keel, I spent the better part of one morning sanding and roughing up the epoxy around the keel.  If the epoxy isn't sanded, the fillet won't adhere.

When I got down to the corner I used a Dremel tool to finish the job.

Next I mixed up some epoxy glue and thickener.

The spreader that I chose is about 2" wide.  I used my mixing stick to apply the glue for the fillet

I used the spreader to smooth the fillet.  I'm trying to do the whole fillet in one continuous motion.

The finished fillet.

After I finished the fillet I went back and removed as much of the excess/spillover as possible to save time when I sand it again.  During this session I did both sides of the front third of the keel.  During my next session I'll climb back on top of the hull and do the back 2/3 of the keel fillet.

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