I am not there yet but sometime I will have to fiberglass the hull of my Chesapeak 16. I have watched the instruction video and read the manual and there it looks easy. However, the video also mentions a potential Viking funeral in I get this part wrong….. For background, I cannot get the resin/hardener measuring pumps here in South Africa so I use a scale. However, this takes time. As mentioned, I am building in SA and it is hot here (currently 35C/95F during daytime, 70F at night) so epoxy cures fast. I am using a slow(ish) cure epoxy. When mixing epoxy/resin (using a cup) I can mix about a maximum of 110ml (about 4 once) and then I have to use it fast (10/15 minutes) before it gets very hot and can’t be used anymore. I realize that when fibreglassing the hull one pours the resin over the hull hence the heat buildup is possibly not a factor. In short, I will need to make a lot of resin batches to cover the complete hull and this takes time. Chances are that part of the hull will be semi-cured already before I even start on other parts of the hull.
After all this, any tips and tricks for this part of the built would be appreciated. Also setting my mind at rest that a fiberglass newby can do this would make me sleep better.