Top side panel

The starboard lazarette is glassed and has two coats of epoxy. I have glued some cleats around the openings for the hatch covers. They may add some strength, but more importantly, I can use wood screws to fix the hatch covers. The alternative would have been using machine screws with washers and acorn nuts (aka dome nuts, blind nuts or cap nuts).

While the epoxy cured … I stitched on the starboard top side panel. The edge of bulkhead 2 needed a bit of a bevel to seat the panel properly. It was easy enough to do. I removed a few stitches and widened the gap to get in there with the Dremel tool.