Glass fibre tape and epoxy

This was the stage I’d been dreading and Adam had been looking forward to.  Well it looked OK from a distance:

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But up close, you can see that we didn’t line up the tape very well and used way too much epoxy on the inside of the stems.  Here you can see how it has run down to the bottom.


We used 100 mm wide tape as per the instructions, but it was difficult to get it to follow the curves of the chines.  Narrower tape would have been easier but weaker I guess.  Or we could have cut some tape with a diagonal bias from some fibreglass cloth, but that is expensive.