I've got the skid shoe off and in the garbage. All the ring nails are pulled out or clipped and back filled. I've epoxied/wood powdered all dings and sanded from bow to where the skid shoe ended. I was able to get that far using 80 grit.
My question is, Just how clean/sanded does the bottom have to be before glassing? From where the skid shoe ended to the transom is being a bear to clean up with 80 grit. So was the bow bottom but i got that done...with about 12 disks of the 80. Starting the last leg it seems that the paper just won't budge the 50 years of varnish.
Since i'm going to glass and graphite the whole boat bottom does the bottom have to be clean bare wood? Ug, can't take sanding much longer. Stripper to finish clean or can I rough sand and start my glassing?