I have sanded all of the cockpit area with #180 and cleaned up all of the dust. Then I rolled on the second coat of primer.

While the paint was drying … I made up the two cheeks for the gaff from some 19 mm Tasmanian Oak and fitted them to the gaff with epoxy and three SS screws each. The curved bit between in the centre was made some time ago. It is laminated with three 9 mm layers of ply and fibre glass in between. This whole assembly needs to be cleaned up and treated with epoxy, before the gaff gets a few coats of varnish.