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Fairing the Hull (Part II):

I started the day by sanding yesterdays epoxy fill-in.  I'm using a wooden batten and #50 sandpaper.  This is freshly cured epoxy, so I'm also sure to use a good mask (and probably should have used gloves)

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This is the other side of the bow, where the upper plank was proud.  Unfortunately, several months ago I mindlessly took a hand plane and planed away the upper lip.  When I realized my mistake I daubed a little epoxy on the upper part of the hull and reconstructed the lip.  As my father used to say, "Too soon old and too late schmart".

The area that I wanted to fair on this side was larger than the other side, so I decided to outline the area.  I did this to give me an idea of where to spread the thickened epoxy during the initial application.  I simply laid a batten against the hull, with one side on the upper lip and the other side on the lower area.  Wherever the batten touched the boat on the lower side I made a dot.  After that it was just a matter of connecting the dots.

Next I buttered up the outlined area with thickened epoxy.

Finally, I used the batten to screed the epoxy.

This is the finished epoxy-filled area.

Next, more filling and fairing.

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