Follow the manual?

Posted by Mulepilot on Oct 7, 2005

According to the CLC construction manual, after you glass and epoxy the hull you install the deck beam and move onto planing the shear clamps and the installation of the deck. You don't "come back" and sand the hull until much later. It appears that some folks sand the hull and roll on a final coat of epoxy before moving on to the deck beam, deck, etc. Does it really matter which path you take? It would seem to me that there's going to be quite a bit of sanding required for the deck, so why not do it all at once? Just curious how others have proceeded and how it worked for them.