Cosmetic chaos

So onto the job in hand. First thing was to prepare all the surfaces and fill where necessary. The top rear is close but not a prefect fit to the top front where the cut was made. Its hard to get a multidimensional surface to all line up after its been cut out, especially when it is under some loading, so some blending is needed and that is very tricky.
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About 5 hrs later after this, the transom is all protected and filled and sanded and its about ready for the first coat of primer. This will show up all imperfections and (of which there are many) and give me an idea of what I need to do with it now. To even get this far took two of us about 7hrs, but at least its beginning to get close. Trouble is I’m busy for the next few weekends so trying to get the final coat on may be a problem before mid April…

So this is how it stands now:

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Not bad when a few weeks ago it looked like this:
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