It was carved out inside and laminated
The outside was laminated
And covered in fairing compound
Low areas marked, ready for the, so far, last fill. I haver not yet sanded these fillings down as I progressed to starboard side.
On starboard side I did fill the low areas three times, sanding between each layer to get the idea how much more was needed. I think a combination of the putty shrinking when curing and the fact that the fill should be convex has made this a bigger challenge than expected.
Yesterday the big fill went on.
Now sanded to 80 grit, continuing on the other side tomorrow
Then there will be the leading edge, and the fine work on all halyard exits etc before spraying epoxy primer.
I have also worked on making the bow pole and forward mast support ready for painting.
Then there is the daggerboard of course. I have that one at home, working on it when I am not able to go to the workshop. It will be really good. Seems to be a tough one to get the fluorescent anti fouling though, received this e-mail from France today, from the only manufacturer of such paint that I have been able to find:
Dear Tor, Thanks for your interest in Nautix product. Unfortunately we do not have a distributor in Norway and our product are not certified for reselling in Norway. Our fluorescent antifouling in A9 T.SPEED in Europe and A4 T.SPEED in the UK. You can get it from us but freight cost will be very expensive or you can contact one of our distributor in the UK, in Germany or in Lettonia. Best regards Cédric RAFIN Export Zone Manager NAUTIX SA
By the way, it seems that I have been misled to believe that the United Kingdom was a part of Europe, while this Frenchman clearly states that Europe and UK are two different markets...