|I taped and filled the eight old drain cutouts with thickened epoxy.|
Tomorrow I will be able to clean the amine blush off and sand them flush to the cutout before I go into work. I did learn not to forget about the extra epoxy in the plastic cup since it gets a bit warm as it undergoes it's chemical transformation.
The forward hatch was a bit of a trial but taking what I learned from the other hatch and the portlights I was able to get the new wooden spacers epoxied and clamped in place without too much hassle. I was also pleased that I only had a few drops of epoxy fall but since I had a plastic drop cloth on the v-birth and floor that was no trouble at all.
|Clamps doing their thing on the forward hatch opening.|
|Here is an overview of the repaired cracks and enlarged holes for the vents.|
|A little closer look at the work area.|