I’ve been following the build of a Bolger design of late and it’s akin to fingernails being dragged across a chalkboard to me.
Admittedly, it’s a very common mistake that’s being made but I find that the misuse of epoxy just drives me batshit crazy.
Epoxy is great stuff but it is expensive and it would be great for users to do a little reading on the subject on how to use it. “The Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction” is a veritable tome on how to use epoxy in boat building that’s actually free that should be on everyone’s bookshelf or computer. If tomes are not your thing System Three has an excellent booklet entitled “The Epoxy Book” (also free) which tells you just about everything you need to know to use epoxy correctly.
While not free Russel Brown has written an awesome book “Epoxy Basics: Working with Epoxy Cleanly & Efficiently” that taught me a lot and I’ve been working with epoxy and glass for going on fifty years now.
So, do me a favor read a bit and and up your game and upgrade your technique as it will speed up the work, save you a chunk of change, and keep me from muttering obscenities when I see troweled on epoxy that needs hours of sanding to fair up.