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In my vision of the Kitty Hawk 18, the builders will just sand the insides smooth, epoxy coat and slap some paint on, maybe even good old fashioned oil based enamel house paint. In Ben's vision, balsa core is vacuum bagged into the void spaces between the side stringers and covered with a light layer of glass. The glass will be sanded smooth and given a nice shiny coat of fancy paint, not that cheap stuff I like. Those frames I understand may be covered with bright finsihed teak veneer. I think Ben is building up a boatbuilding resume so he can go work for Rybovich!

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