The plans for this boat are free on the internet at:
South Haven Dory
Here is what the side of the boat looked like after applying the fiberglass.Some spots were far worse than this with fiberglass strings everywhere.
A discussion on yahoo.groups DinghyCruising talked about using scrapers to remove excess epoxy and fiber glass. So we tried a couple of scrapers and here is the result!!
First we tried a regular paint scraper. It worked fine and if we didn't have the Stanley #81 scraper pictured on the hull bottom, we would have used the paint scraper for the entire hull. You just have to be careful not to gouge the hull with the corners of the scraper. We used it for removing the BIG clumps.
Then we used the Stanley #81. It worked GREAT!!! Notice the fine shavings. Pulling the scraper in this pic.
And pushing it in this one.
The bottom is scrapped, sanded and ready to be encapsulated
Wet with epoxy.
We will post more as things move along.
NEXT THE INSIDE
THE THOLE PINS