Sunday 3 October 2021

Keel | Port Fillet Recovery

The first attempt to make a fillet on the port side of the keel was a failure.

The rear half of the fillet started to cure before I could shape it, so it had to be left to harden.

When it was fully cured I ground off the lumps and bumps and smoothed the surface with a carbide burr and taped it up to create a new fillet 1 1/2" wide at the seam.

It looked like this.

Then I reapplied the fillet, removed the tape and cleaned up the excess mixture, and applied a strip of Peel Ply before shaping the fillet with a 3" nylon roller.

This is what it looked like.

When fully cured I removed the Peel Ply, and the fillet now looked like this.

That will be ready for fibreglass when sanded and faired.

We're getting there!

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