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)
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.