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> Pre-wetting the boat before laying on the cloth can be ...
I applied two layers to the exterior of the hull of my Guillemot Expedition Single. I used 8.9 oz harness weave cloth, plenty of cloth. I applied them to the boat dry, brushed them smooth with a dry soft brush, and then wet them out together. It was my very first epoxy/glass work, and it came out fine. I learned to do small areas at a time, and later learned that difficult spots, bubbles, could be tamed by poking an ice pick through the weave enough to let the air escape and the epoxy in. I used a 3/4" grooved bubble roller and a plastic squeegee to manouver the epoxy around. I learned to keep the wet edge of my work area neat and straight so the next batch of goo could be applied to the right area with confidence. I worked in normal to large sized batches (for me) of 10 ot 20 oz of mixed epoxy.
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