I was looking through the Tabby building blog on your website again and have a question: In our Blade F16 strip plank project, I spend a lot of time sanding the hulls after planking+gluing. A lot more than I would on a ply hull. How would you compare the outside fairing/sanding on the tabby before glassing to sanding/fairing your ply and strip plank projects (you did a fair bit of sanding on the mast, did you not)?
Did you do anything to make the foam planks get a tight and clean fit in the curves, or did you just fill them from the outside before sanding/fairing? We are planking with 4mm spruce strips, and use a plane to get a tight fit between planks. This also adds to the time spent building.