Its frustrating and dis heartening when creating something for the first time and something goes wrong.
When hand sanding out globs of dryed epoxy on my deck I unknowingly used a sanding pad that broke through the sandpaper and left invisable black stains in the wood that only became apperent when the next coat of epoxy was applied. I wanted a varnished deck so it wasnt anything I could paint over.
I decided to live with it and not compromise on the varnishing but it still bothers me too look at.
I´m a house carpenter and whilst I´m used to working with wood, epoxy and finish was totally new to me. So this boat is my prototype. I want to start a buisness building stitch and glue / strip built kayaks so in a way it was essential I made the mistakes so I could learn and not compromise a boat a customer would be paying for.
This wasnt my only mistake, infact theres alot of things i´ll do second, third time round but I thought I´d post a note to those people trying it for the first time. Dont give up. Have a go. You´ll get there in the end.