It cleaned up pretty well, but it took a lot of sanding on the inside to get everything smoother than it probably needed to be.
On the C-Lark the forward end just laid on the deck--in fact it was kind of nasty--with the pop rivets showing. It probably worked, but it was ugly. I decided I wanted my chute to look nice--like Brian Mrycheck's. His has a dam on the outside.
|Brian's chute -- pretty nice huh -- in fact everything about Brian's paint job|
is pretty first rate.
To start building the dam we got some pink foam at Home Depot and started forming it into a collar. After the chute is glassed into the deck, we will add the collar and start fairing it in. (Yes! We did test the foam and it is a perfect medium to glass over.)
Next: We need to make a ring to go on the aft end of the tube so the Spinnaker sock has something to fasten to.