Archive for March, 2016

Sanding Fair

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

There are no pictures but I have been sanding the fairing compound that was put over the fiberglass tape to make the hull fair again.  I need to put a second coat of fairing compound on and then sand it off again.  For the first fairing I used West Systems 407 Low-Density Filler which is phenolic microballoons, perlite and amorphous silica.  I don’t know what  amorphous silica is but I suggest you don’t breath it.  For the second fairing I am going to use System Three Quick-Fair which includes chemical compounds that are trade secrets so we don’t know what it is.  I should be finished with the second fairing in a week or two and then I will prepare fiberglass cloth and peel ply for the glassing of the bottom.  May be by the end of March I will turn the board over and start on the inside of the hull.