I trimmed the excess cloth with a knife and pulled it off with the tape, then applied a second coat of resin to fill the weave
I've decided to sheath the bottom panels in glass cloth and epoxy to provide a little more strength, stiffness and impact resistance to the thin 4mm ply hull panels.
I chose a 200g fine weave cloth (because I found some 130cm wide that will cover the whole bottom panel in one width.
I draped the cloth over the hull, then spent 30 mins or so carefully smoothing it out by hand. It's amazing how easily it conformed to the compound curves of the hull. I ran a strip of packaging tape just below the chine and will trim the cloth back to this once epoxied, then fill the joint to blend it into the topside panels.
I'm going to leave it draped overnight and get some more help in the morning to epoxy it
1st bit of filler on the panel clamp screw holes and to fair the bow panel join.
I'm pretty pleased with the way its all come together so it's not going to need too much filling.
Considering how thin these 4mm ply panels are, the stringer framing and curves have made it a much stiffer hu
Nice to be working outside in the sunshine. Trimming the long side panel then preparing to glue