I spent Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning sanding the cockpit. After that it was a two hour job to vacuum the debris and wipe it down with a microfibre cloth in readiness for epoxy coating. Sanding is my least favourite part of the build and it’s certainly not very healthy!
Now that the epoxy coating is on, it will get a light denibbing (sand) before commencing about 5 coats of marine varnish. Then it will be flipped over and the procedure repeated on the bottom.
For those interested, I used West System 105 epoxy with 207 hardener. The 207 is specially formulated for coating and has UV inhibitors added. I will use an Australian made marine varnish, ie. Norglass Weatherfast Marine Varnish.
Here are today’s pics…