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Fixing a Broken Seam

While rolling out the fiberglass before glassing the deck, I ended up cracking a section on the back. The break was along a glue line.

Fairing and Glassing the Deck

This largely time-lapse video starts out with scraping and proceeds through sanding to glassing and finishing with a fill coat.

Cutting the Cockpit Recess

I like to put what I call a "recess" around the cockpit. On some boats, like these microBootleggers, the recess is not all that recessed, i.e. the coaming is not actually set down below the deck much. But, this recess does make the coaming a little lower than it would otherwise be.

Installing a Center Accent Line on the Deck

I want a light colored accent strip running down the center line of the foredeck. Depending on how the strips line up at the bow, his strip may be fitted in to existing strips or the strips will need to fit in against this strip. I ended up with one of each type on the boats I am building.

Removing White Lines

Sometimes when you are using carpenters glue between strips, you will end up with white glue lines. These lines are typically due to the glue being too cold as it dried.

Fiberglassing the Hull

This video shows the fiberglassing of the hull of the microBootlegger. I'm applying one layer of 4 ounce E-glass with a coat of epoxy resin. After the wet-out coat of epoxy starts to set up I apply a thin fill coat.

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