I am rebuilding a 60 yr old Stampfli single rowing shell. The hull is
Early on I decided I would have to put 4oz fiberglass on the hull, but now
that I have stabized the ribs against the hull with epoxy, it is quite stiff
and solid. So I'm having second thoughts about all the work I would
have to do and the weight that it would add to the boat.
I wonder if I can get away with 3 coats of varnish? If that led to failure in
the hull skin, I could then add the cloth and epoxy. Would that require
removing all the varnish?
Anyone with experience on this sort of reconstruction who has advice?