Flats Stalker 18

21. Glassing the inside of the hull

Bill of Materials
1. The Strongback
2. The Pencil
3. Wood Butchering
4. Transom
5. Joining Panels
6. Round Chine Option
7. Jig Assembly
8. Stitching it all together
9. Tabbing & Filleting
10. Fiberglassing the Seams
11. Glassing the Hull Bottom
12. Fiberglassing the Sides
13. Fairing Slurry
14. Fairing - A Strategy
15. Fairing the Outside (Cont'd)
16. Skeg
17: Rubrails
18. Primer
19. Hull Flip
20. Inside Taping
21. Inside Cloth
22. Stringers & Knees
23. Installing Frames
24. Sole
25. Rod Holders
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Inside Glassing( ~ 9 hours, 1 person)

Laying out & wetting the inside fiberglass cloth:

In the photo below, I've applied sections of peel ply to the fiberglass cloth saturated with epoxy. You can see the peel ply draping down from the top of th photo with the scissors sitting on top. The areas at the bottom of the photo have peel ply applied & the areas with white streaks/bubbles are places where the epoxy hasn't saturated the peel ply.

I questioned whether to even bother with the peel ply for the inside glassing. There is very little fairing done to this area since the sole will cover a good portion of the fiberglass. I decided to use it to soak up the excess epoxy and help leave a smoother finish on small areas that will be exposed (mostly on the inside walls of future compartments).