Knees re-tabbed with three layers of cloth, each side: 1708 plus two layers of 8.7 oz. cloth tape. Bulletproof.
Port side deck with the new balsa dry-fitted in place.
Paper template from the side-deck laying on the 1708 biaxial cloth.
1708 cloth marked and ready for cutting.
Balsa core epoxyed in place and ready for the glass.
On left, chainplate heavily core-bonded to isolate it from the balsa. On right, a G10 internal backing plate for the staysail sheet lead attachment point.
First layer of 1708 cloth in place, waiting to be wet-out with epoxy.
Three layers in place; two of 1708 biaxial E-glass plus a top layer of 10 oz. cloth.
Starboard side-deck getting the same treatment. Here, all wet balsa has been removed.
New core dry-fitted. Edge balsa and G10 internal backing plates already epoxyed in position.
Time on project so far: 402 hours.