am building a chesapeake 16 lt. Have stitched it all, and getting ready for the epoxy filleting. However I'm not goig to be able to do all this in one go..Checking the manual, they advise putting temporary epoxy plugs down on the hull bottom, presumably to avoid it coming out of true, whilst the other fillets cure.
So the question is this, when the fillets cure, do they shrink/expand therefore distorting the rest of the hull ? Is it just the bottom panels that require fixing, or should it be all the chine joints ?
Finally, there are a few steps where it's mentioned that its important timewise, to get the next coat of epoxy on asap. However there are a number of occasions (attaching hatch stiffeners to the inside of a previously coated hull) where a few weeks might have elapsed. Is this a problem ?
Thanks all, am having a blast building it.