I should warn you that I only have 5 (corny) jokes in my repertoire. The first one I trot out every time I use varnish or paint:
Did you hear the one about the French Polisher who drank the varnish by mistake?
An Awful death ... but ... A Lovely Finish.
Today I removed the outer stem - for reasons I will show you later in the week. I then wiped every inch of the hull with Tak-Rags.
All my life I read about tak rags and could never find them. Now of course, with the Internet, one does a search and has the item in your hands within 24 hours (ish).
For those that don't know, Wikipedia defines them as a specialized type of wiping cloth that is treated with a tacky material. It is designed to remove loose particles of dust, dirt and lint that would contaminate a surface that is to be painted, coated, laminated, photo-etched, or otherwise finished.
I then applied one coat of Epoxy Resin, by roller, to the whole hull as a primer coat.
Next task up will be placing woven fibreglass cloth all over the hull and then Epoxy coating over that!