Monday, February 8, 2016
Canoe Building: Fairing the inside of the Hull
Don't work in one place for too long- regularly move down the hull so you don't sand all the way through it. Use whatever works for you. A plane works best for the heavy ridges, but 80 grit on a random orbital sander moves at a good clip too. Then graduate to 120 grit. For a final sanding, wipe down the inside of the hull with a wet rag to raise the grain of the cedar, then sand it again with the 120 grit. It will be nice and smooth and ready for the next step of fiberglassing the inside of the hull.