Tips, hints, ideas wanted please - I will shortly be glassing (cloth & epoxy) the hull of the Ches 17LT. It will be upside-down at this stage. The stem (bow) rakes steeply and the cloth is unlikely to want to sit nicely as I apply the epoxy. I want a nice bump-free finish here - any tips, please. I expect to put a narrow bias-cut strip of cloth on the stem first, overlapping each side by 2 - 3", then apply the full cloth after this has cured. Do I cut the full cloth to match the stem shape before epoxying? Do I let it hang and trim at the just-cured stage? What's best?
And - on a similar subject - is there a way to prevent loose glass-cloth threads from detatching themselves from cut edges when brushing epoxy on?
Thanks in advance
Lol from Oz