I keep coming back to the same thought: What the hell was I thinking not finishing bare wood?
What. The. Hell? -sigh-
You know how everything goes together and how everything could come apart. You get too see all the flaws and all the successes of your build. So when something goes wrong or breaks you know how to fix it.
I know exactly what to do and not to do next time I build a Teardrop.
I patched the hole with exterior grade filler. I'll cut a piece of wood to fill in the remaining void. That piece will be primed and painted on all sides and then epoxied in.
Time for some champagne, because I like bubbles.