my brilliant master plan to pull the original (crappy plastic) port lights, glass over and replaces them with awesome pre-vietnam era bronze ports
has hit a snag...
top is glassed and faired and ready for paint
and i am starting to sort out the port installation
introduce the wrinkle: the ports
are 1.5" wide and the cabin
a 1/4" lip is fine and i will be laying up 1/4" mahogany so... what material do i use to pad the internal cabin top 3/4"?
balsa see like a good option since it is light and simple to work with and fit to form. i can epoxy
it to the hull
, sand down the high spots when mix up some resin with 407 or 410 and get a pretty water
resistant layer. after i cut in the ports, i can epoxy
the opening and, combined with the silicone, should have a pretty good solution.
any ideas on a better product than balsa? light and easy to fit to form?