These surfaces will need 2 additional coats before I'm ready to resume planking.
It is possible that my epoxy mixture was not entirely accurate; or that the curing process was slowed by exposure to cold temperatures; or a combination of the two. Whatever the cause, it is taking a considerable amount of time to cure. It is, however, progressively curing.
This happened to me once before, early-on in my Squirt build. Some epoxy that I applied during rather cold weather remained pliable for a couple of days. It did eventually harden, however. I will know in a couple more days if this batch is going to fully cure or not. I think it will.
|The forward end of the boat, all taped up for encapsulation. This is so I won't get epoxy on the surfaces where the planking will attach later.|