After the molds are gel-coated comes the most crucial phase of the lamination process called the "skin-out". This step involves hand-rolling the first layer or laminate of fiberglass into the mold. This step is given great attention, as this is the foundation for all following laminates. It's standard practice for a technician with a highly trained eye to inspect every skin-out, because a flaw here can mean future gel patches or delamination.
With the flawless foundation in place, the major laminates are hand-fitted, wetted-out using Parker's custom blend resins, and hand-rolled to ensure an evenness in laminate. Excess resin is systematically squeegeed out of low areas and recesses to prevent resin puddling and "hot spots," avoiding any heat ripples in the parts to eliminate post-curing and shrinkage on finished boats.