|Dry fitting for the "rope trick"|
|Rope on the rudder of the Core Sound 20, Dawn Patrol.|
It protects the leading edge of underwater boards
I decided to try the rope trick myself. First I cut away the damaged wood and fitted the rope.
|Fitting the rope|
|Fiberglassing rope in place|
Then I filled using epoxy thickened with fused silica and microballoons and let it cure.
|Filling and smoothing|
I made a first pass at sanding and smoothing and filled some more with thickened epoxy.
|Final sanding before painting|