The fiberglassing of the outside of the transom is complete.
I understand that some expect an extra overlap on the outside of the transom but this is not needed. The bond between the sides and transom is perfect as it is. Plus, the torque of the engine will go mostly to the stringers, sole and motorwell assembly. Count on us to make that part much stronger than it was.
Joel started with the outside skin in a fake mold: the Formica panel.
He did build up and overlapped the sides, the overlaps are there, nicely staggered.
Then he installed the foam core, build the inside skin with overlaps.
The whole thing is done with epoxy and much stronger than the original hull.
An epoxy lamination with directional glass has almost twice the tensile strength of a standard mat and roving in polyester.
The Aquasport like many boats of that period was made of the traditional 24 oz. roving alternated with 1.5 oz mat. And when Joel grinds, I see a lot of mat in there, those guys overused their chop gun.
The outside is very smooth. To finish he will use QuickFair but very little will be needed then apply the Sterling paint system over the whole boat.
No gel coat. Gel coat is cheap polyester and does not have as much gloss as LPU. Plus, the LPU has almost twice the Barkol hardness of gel coat.
All luxury yachts are finished with LPU, not gel coat.
This is going to be a much better boat than the original Aquasport or than the ones rebuild with polyester resin.