Everybody talks about how much sanding it takes to fair out the hull… I’m beginning to get a glimmer of an idea. I’ve got to get the sides of the skeg smoothed out. That thickened epoxy is tough stuff. To add to it, I broke one of my planer blades and it being a “cheap” brand (Task Force), I can’t seem to source a replacement set. I have a call in to the US number for the manufacturer (GMC in Australia), but we’ll see. I must say, I don’t think I’ve ever called a 1-800 (toll free) service number and had it answered on the first ring by a human, who took my name and number and said they will get back to me. We’ll see. I’ve loved the tool… if I can just find parts. Anyway, I was feeling under the weather today, and combined with temperatures well up in the 90’s, I just didn’t feel like working on the boat much… as much as I wanted to, it just wasn’t happening. I did manage to sand on the skeg for a while, mostly finish getting the aft end faired down to 3/4″ wide and finished up one side of the bow (fairing it to 3/4″ at the stem). The other side will just have to happen another day.

Time = 1.5 hours (of very slow movement)