Deck recore almost complete!

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Knees re-tabbed with three layers of cloth, each side: 1708 plus two layers of 8.7 oz. cloth tape. Bulletproof.

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Port side deck with the new balsa dry-fitted in place.

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Paper template from the side-deck laying on the 1708 biaxial cloth.

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1708 cloth marked and ready for cutting.

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Balsa core epoxyed in place and ready for the glass.

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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.

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First layer of 1708 cloth in place, waiting to be wet-out with epoxy.

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Three layers in place; two of 1708 biaxial E-glass plus a top layer of 10 oz. cloth.

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Starboard side-deck getting the same treatment. Here, all wet balsa has been removed.

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New core dry-fitted. Edge balsa and G10 internal backing plates already epoxyed in position.

Time on project so far: 402 hours.

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