I've finally completed fileting and taping the interior deck to hull seams on my Shearwater 17. This was definately a messy and cramped job, but I think it worked out okay. - certainly not beautiful in th end compartments though. Adding a day hatch actually made the process mcuh tougher with the additional bulkhead to seal and difficult contortions requied to work in the day hatch.
Anyhow, what do people generally do about the tape edges in the end compartments? The 9oz tape has a raised edge, which appears perfect for catching on dry bags and gear generally. It would be tough to get an RO sander in there and even harder to see what I'm doing. Do builders normally just use a sanding block to knock the edges down instead (or maybe just leave the tape edges alone)? I guess I'm looking for guidance on how much time people generally spend smoothing and finishing the sealed compartments that no one but me is likely to ever see.
The latest picture of my build are at http://picasaweb.google.com/103890661225113314730/ZCShearwater17#
They're posted in chronological order, but there's not much to see of the seam tape.
Thanks for your help.