Things are going to get worse before they get better. Resin is horrible sticky stuff and fibre-glass never stays where you want it to. This week we are making a damn fine mess. There will be time to worry about the finish. There is much to be done before we get to that.
Somewhere after your have an idea, after you make a plan, after you take those first few exciting steps, you hit The Details. Shit gets hard, harder than it sounded in the plan. Some parts of the plan aren’t going to work as you thought they would. The old grey-matter needs to be engaged, you need to problem solve, work with care. This is where we find ourselves today.
The tail reconstruction is easily the trickiest part of the project. Getting the angles and shapes right, getting the bond strong enough to work with. It’s slow and careful work. Like with everything, the more care taken now the better the result with be. It will, of course, be worth it in the end.