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Fairing the Hull - Getting Started:  During this session I did some basic prep work to the hull.  Before filling the various holes, dips, grainy spots, etc., I used my grinder to make the stern flush, and my Dremel tool to prepare the holes for filling.

Making the stern flush.  After gulping down a half-pound of sawdust, I put my mask on!

Using the Dremel tool to rough the edges of holes, especially those with glue peeking through.  This will allow the next layer of glue to adhere.  I also reamed out all the wire holes. Here I'm using the grinder to smooth out a small area.  After I finished I checked the surface with my hands and it felt lumpy.  The old auto body adage says "if doesn't feel smooth, it won't look smooth".  I should have taken my own advice and stuck strictly to the file board!  (It's a small area and I'll use the file board to smooth it.)
 

Next session I hope to finish the basic sanding and start filling in the holes.

 

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