Afterdeck painted but will need some touch-up after a complete dry (two weeks). Fittings removed from cockpit to prepare it for painting and a new traveller on the bridgedeck.
Here’s the custom Garehauer traveler in place. The old traveler had a teak shim piece underneath to make a flat run for mounting. I plan to do the same thing with G10 and paint it along with the cockpit.
No surprise, the old traveler mounting screw holes had not been core-bonded. But only one hole showed any dark balsa. So I took care of that using this little bit to remove balsa from around the inside of the holes before filling with epoxy/Cabosil.
G10 wedges for the ends of the traveler support.
Long flat piece for the middle section.
Machine screws into the existing mounting holes positions everything while the epoxy cures.
Made sure to coat the machine screws with mold-release wax before insertion.
Added a fillet of fairing compound.
Cockpit primed and ready for two-part polyurethane topcoat.