Re: Another question

Posted by Jim E on Feb 6, 2007

The reason for taping the chine seams in this area is because the chines flatten out as they approach the ends. There's no corner in which to make a good fillet, so the tape is reinforcing an edge-to-edge join. The tape does not need to go all the way into the bow notch, but it should reach into the area where the end pour will be, or a weak spot will be created in between the tape and the end pour. I would cut it about 1/2" short of the bow fillet/tab, so it can lay flat on the side. You'll need something thin to flatten it down with, like a pencil-sized stick or an acid brush.

In Response to: Another question by George P on Feb 6, 2007