A new build and a slightly different approach! I had previously amended Vertex's plug to increase the rocker and volume near the bow. However, I lent the plug to another Club member but they never found the time to build a hull. Saturday morning I awoke, took my four legged friend for a little walk down the woods to Caswell, around the cliff path back over Langland Golf Course and home. Breakfast, coffee then wetted out the first layer of 135g/m2 of fibreglass at 10:00hrs. At 14.00hrs the resin had 'kicked' and I applied another layer of 135g. At 17:00hrs I could lay the final laminate of 80g/m2 fibre glass. Then that evening whilst the resin was still green I applied a coat of just resin to fill the weave.
Therefore, in one day the whole F/G laminating process was completed and all that was left was a 80 grit sand and another resin coat prior to painting. Usually this process takes me a lot longer and I usually suffer from amine blush which causes the dreaded fish eyes.
By adopting this approach I din't have to use spray mount to tack the F/G to the plug, nor did I use a brush. Instead I used a small foam paint pad and a credit card. Am I converted? YES....
So with a little more enthusiasm this evening in between painting a bookcase and treating the lawn I made good progress by laminating the foredeck, kicker well and a fin box for my RG 65 Rebel D&B