Since the last update, I have sanded and filled the centerboard as much as it is going to get. I also applied a strip of fiberglass tape to the bottom and leading edge. This evening I did a final sanding and glassed the starboard side of the board. Once the port side is glassed, the board will not need much more than paint.
I started out by cutting an appropriately sized chunk of fiberglass. This is an almost silky fabric. It is also VERY easy to snag. I then laid it on top of the piece to be glassed and started trimming.
After all the edges were trimmed, it was time to mix up a batch of epoxy. I then poured a bit onto the glass-covered board and started to spread it around. After it had soaked a little, the glass changed from white to clear.
As I mentioned earlier, the glass is quite easy to snag. It also LOVES to fray. When I am working it, I end up with lots of epoxy-laden filaments to deal with.
The wetting out process continues… You can see the lead brick in the centerboard through the glass.
The board is now setting in the basement letting the epoxy cure. The next step will be to sand and clean things up, then to glass the port side. Then I get to set the centerboard aside for a while.