I was so excited this morning to finish chores and get out to the boat. I was going to be stitching in the bilge panels today and then it would really look like a boat. I picked up one panel and tried to fit it in and realized something was dreadfully wrong. When glassing the fore and aft parts of the bilge panels together I had mixed up the port and starboard pieces. I had actually written it correctly at first and then went back and crossed it out for some reason.
I don’t know why I doubted myself in the first place, but I should have tripled checked it. So today I had to cut the seams on the two bilge panels, swap them back to the right location and reglass them. They are setting up in the basement now and I’ll fill coat them before bed. With the excess epoxy I finished off the Klepper paddle repair.
I’m debating whether the other side of the panels needs to be glassed. Probably not. The whole exterior will be fiberglassed. The one side should hold them together enough to be wired into place.
 After coming back from dinner the panels were already set up hard. Fortunately in most places I had gone pretty thick on the first coat so it really almost didn’t need a fill coat. I should be able to sand it without damaging much of the fiberglass. Also this really only needs to hold the butt joint together for the build process as the entire exterior will get fiberglassed in the end.