I have stitched and glued the hull. I have glassed the interior and learned about floating the glass, sanding alot and making mistakes that will be hidden under my creature comfort seat.
Now..... I am looking at glassing the exterior of the hull. The next boat I will be more particular about the fit of the side pieces with the bottom pieces!! I am looking at a gap between the bottom panels and the side panels. The bottom pieces line up well until 3 inches from the bow and stern. There is a gap or overlap about 1/8 of an inch at the end of the boat both at the stern and bow. I am planning on painting the bottom, just above the seam between the bottom and side panels. My plan is to mix a little wood flour and epoxy and fill in this gap. I am also going to add the graphite bow and stern protection strips.
Am I on the right track?? I figure epoxy, filler and paint will cover most errors so I can avoid the Viking funeral!!