After the deck and transom are glassed in I spent a few hours with the grinder and sander getting everything nice and smooth ready for top coating, paying particular attention to any corners and areas of high wear.
I then applied a couple of coats of orange gel followed by a final coat of flowcoat.
Once that had gone off properly I applied a couple of coats of grey gelcoat with nonslip additive followed by a coat of flowcoat, again with non slip added.
I applied all coats with a brush and then rolled out to get a smooth finish as I couldn't get it on as thick as I wanted with just a roller. Just as the grey was about to go off and was tacky I went over it with a wooly roller to give a stipled surface to it to give more grip under foot.
I also applied gel and flowcoat to the outside of the transom which will be sanded and polished later.
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