This past weekend I was able to get the new balsa core into the smaller of the two cut outs on the fore-deck and seal everything up! We are now ready for some serious grinding around the cut to create a good bevel. Then comes the fiberglass work 🙂
Just like last time, I wet out both surfaces, including completely wetting out all the little spaces in between the squares of balsa and then laid it all in place. I used release fabric over the balsa and put weights on top to compress it evenly in place. I then sanded down the excess epoxy and marks from the release fabric:
After that it was a simple mater of wetting out the entire surface and the nicely sanded sheet of fiberglass and then mixing up a big batch of thickened epoxy.
I then weighed it all down squeezed tight and let everything cure. Its amazing to have a solid fore-deck again! I cant wait to grind and fiberglass it all together!