Filling the Slots With Epoxy: Since my last session I finished cutting slots on the starboard side. During this session I filled the slots with epoxy.
|I started out with an empty caulking tube, which I bought from Fiberglass Coatings||
Next I cut the tube in half. I did this because I wasn't using much glue and a half tube is easier to fill and use.
|Here the mixed epoxy glue is being inserted into the empty tube.||Finally, I put the end in the tube and inserted the tube into the caulk gun.|
I snipped the end off the nozzle and squeezed the epoxy into the slot.
Here is the finished product. I was careful to squeegee all of the excess glue off the slot.
Next I plan to sand the fillets on either side of the keel and continue the fairing process.
Total time spent in the shop today was about 2 hours.