Wednesday, July 19, 2006
The original timber fin has been rebuilt and reset. All the old glass was removed. The timber was carefully sanded to remove all the excess glass and resin and to expose the inlay work. The trailing edge had to be replaced. Western Red Cedar was used. Two sealing coats of resin were applied. Then two layers of 10oz laminated to one side with 10mm of cloth overhanging. This side was then filler coated. The overhang was used to mould the continuous rovings, used to form the clear bead around the fin. Once cured the bead was sanded and two layers of 10oz were applied to the fin. Filler coated and sanded ready for setting onto the board. Once the fin was set, the board was filler coated and sanded ready for the pigment work.