I managed to finish up the 3 final coats with dealing with my back. Still having to go very slow, but I was able to get it done. I still have a few places I will need to touch up, but will wait until I get the boat on the trailer.
Below are a few pictures.
I did use some Total Boat faring compound from Jamestown Distributors in a few place in the bow section, but for the most part, my fillets looked pretty good!
Below is a picture of the tabernacle. If you recall, I messed up the location of the holes. Since I have been reading a lot about the tabernacle splitting and some of the fixes I have seen, I decided to add a piece of 1/4 inch plywood to each side. This will bring my thickness to 1", so should help to strengthen. It will also help me cover up the miss drilled holes. I am still thinking about finishing natural and this will give me the option. Most likely I will paint though.
Yesterday I spent a couple of hours rigging up the drill press and measuring, more measuring and then finally drilling. when I was done and I went to put the boom gallow on the poles, I figured out I drilled the holes too big! A while back, I created a boom gallow to use as a test piece for drilling the holes in the seat back. I got a drill bit and put it in my test piece and it was the same size, so I went ahead and drilled the final piece. Should have checked!!!! But like most things there is a fix. I just filled up the holes with thickened epoxy and will do the drill-fill-drill thing. I will stick with the story that that was my plan all along! LOL. Nobody will know any better.
Starting to look at all the fitting out and will be going to get screws for some things shortly.