Applied reinforcements last week. There are three layers of unidirectional tape down the spine of the curve.
300 gm/sqm cloth draped over beam.
The uni is visible under the eglass. It will provide lateral stiffness. I had to fair the edges in a bit as the stack of uni stood proud a couple of millimeters.
The glass covering physically locks all of the layers together to the main beam at the bottom. More importantly, the glass provides a measure of toughness. The foam with only a bit of fairing compound over it was quite fragile. It would have been easy to poke a hole or ding it. The fairing is now firm, but may still be vulnerable.
The second beam is now mostly shaped and the surface being faired.
Task time: 8 hours
Total project time: 854 hours