December 25 2016: Merry Christmas mates! After the morning presents and coffee (much more of the coffee for me than the presents), I went ahead and struck to the shop.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that my epoxy job had set up just fine (emergencies be darned). Forward part of the keel and bow were now ready to be fared down and prepared for the outer keel and stem area. Thus I went ahead and took out my belt sander and mouse sander and proceeded to fare down the epoxy job from yesterday. I think it turned out really well and since I did not want to spend all day in the shop I decided to call that it for the day.
I also decided to tidy the shop and re-paint my drawing board because I foresee a need for it in the future.