I brought the kit with me over the weekend, and I did have a few minutes to spare Sunday morning to work on it. The pre-cut fin slots were just a little, maybe 1/16″, too short, so I lengthened them for a snug but not impossible fit. Here’s a dry fit of the fins and here’s the full stack.This morning I started assembling the fin can. Following instructions, I dry fit the forward centering ring before pushing the motor mount into the body tube. Then I inaugurated the fin fixture by bungee-ing the tube to it, after which I mixed some epoxy, applied it to just the root edge of a fin — keeping it off the sides of the tab — and put the fin in place.
I’ll do the next fin tonight. I’m giving them plenty of cure time especially since I’m awaiting delivery of some milled fibers to use in the fillets to come.