My Wood Duck double build (my first) was proceeding quite nicely until I got to this stage today. The previously unused syringe I'd been saving for this turned out to be very stiff, and I was unable to have much control over the output. Instead of the nice, steady bead of epoxy I'd imagined laying down, I got starts and stops--big blobs, then resistance. I don't think it was the epoxy because those blobs ran very smoothly and freely down the inside of the hull (thankfully I had a brand new bottle of white vinegar handy). I probably should have stopped and tried one of the older, salvaged syringes I still had, but I didn't.
So, I'm not confident the tack welds are really sufficient for me to move on, and I'm thinking of leaving the copper stitches in, propping the boat up on its side, and tacking again tomorrow from the inside, this time with the benefit of gravity and a new syringe. After all that sets up, I'll remove the stitches and do the fillets and taping per the manual.
Anyone have this problem before? Anyone have tips or advice? If I'm missing something or on the wrong track, I hope one of you experienced builders will let me know.