I'm new to the forum and am at the stage of fiberglassing the hull exterior of a Chesapeake 17. I was wondering which works better for applying the first layer of epoxy to the fiberglass: plastic squeegee or foam roller? I used the squeegee on the cockpit fiberglass and it seemed to work well but have been using a roller for the subsequent layers of epoxy on the interior and like that too.
The plans and video say that it is necessary to cut a dart in the fiberglass at the stern but don't illustrate how this is done. Do you cut the fiberglass in such a way that you get two overlapping layers covering the stern? Does the cut rise up to the radius of the keel/stern? Any tricks to getting everything lay flat?