Tip off

Yesterday, I brought Maya back inside after briefly checking her fit atop my car. I then began the laborious task of sanding her smooth and feathering all the edges of the fiber-glass overlays. This, of course, generates lots of fiber-glass dust which gets everywhere. Even after showering, there is still some lingering on my arms.

Today, I finished the sanding and vacuumed the shop before applying an additional layer of epoxy to the deck to fill any low spots. Once the deck is tack-free I will flip her over and do the hull. That should be the end of epoxying for the kayak. I also tipped-off the paddle with epoxy after doing preliminary sanding.

I also installed the foot-braces and the bulkheads. Tomorrow should see the first coat of varnish…

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