Jeff used a grinder and chisel to remove all the old plywood. At the same time we removed all the old wiring and tubing and basically anything that was in the area.
After taking all the wood out Jeff ground down the fiberglass tabbing and did a quick wipe down of the entire hull surface and we were ready to paint.
This was not Jeff's first experience with fiberglass (he completely refurbished a 1984 Ski Centurion back in 2005/06). This was however his first experience with an epoxy based resin. We loved it! as you can see Jeff is not wearing a respirator, this is because there was no smell! Even in a small enclosed space like this we were able to work and breath just great!