Hi. I'm building a John Welsford Navigator and am at the stage of finishing the outside of the hull. The inside the bottom panel is stitched and taped to the first plank. I did this using a big fillet of thickened epoxy and one layer of 100mm (4 inch) fibreglass tape. On the outside of the hull I have fibre glassed the entire bottom up to the second plank Ė this covers the outside of this joint.
Is this enough fibreglass to reinforce a stitch and tape joint or should I put another layer of tape on the outside over the joint to further reinforce it? Iíve done a lot of reading on this and get various opinions. I would like to avoid putting this extra tape on as Iím almost ready to paint and I also fear it will show up in the final finish. I donít know what it is but first-time builder paranoia has suddenly set in!