On June 5th I started on filling and sanding down the hundreds of holes in the top deck.
The deck was pockmarked with hundreds of holes! Had to fill them all in!
I also drilled out a hole I patched up. Turned out that I need it after all to pass cables through.
Now that the dash was done I fit in the steering wheel I ordered in January from Mooneyes. It is the only blue metal flake steering wheel on the market that is a very close substitue for the Covico wheel originally used in the Batboats I and II.
On the 18th I started to laminate the sides of the air scoops to the deck. I think they were made from 1/4 inch exterior grade plywood.
Fiberglass was laminated on the insides to give more strength.
On the 22nd of June I fit the inside and top of the air scoop to see how it looked. (seen below) The top is part of the cardboard pattern and the inside wall is 1/4 inch plywood.