I've done all the fairing that is needed to paint the cabin top inside gunwale to gunwale and it took less than 500gms of resin.
The foam is so straight I just had to fair in the tapes and the companionway. I was expecting have to use a lot more resin but my system of taping has worked a treat.
All 100mm tapes have 150mm of peel ply over them. When the peel ply was removed I went over the edge of the tapes with a scraper with sharp tungsten blade feathering just the ends. Put the faiing compound on with a spring steel fairing knife and scraped most of it off at the same time. This just leaves the hollows filled. Once cured I went over the tapes again with the tungsten bladed scraper, you can see the shavings as I haven't vacuumed yet.I may light sand so the paint has a key but that is all. I can currently see where the tapes are but I can't feel them. Can't feel so once painted won't see.
If the weather is OK tomorrow I'll start painting.
Here are pics.

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Looking aft in the cabin.
If this thing ever flips I want the top seat.

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Last edited by phill; 06/18/15 04:25 AM.

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