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Kevlar and glass

Posted by Sandy 
Kevlar and glass
February 20, 2001 04:45PM
It's me again.

I am ready to do the botom of my boat. (sides are glassed) I am putting a 5 oz. layer of kevlar on the bottom of the boat. I was wondering if I should then cover the kevlar with one or two layers of 10.5 oz. glass. Is there any reason to go with two layers? Or will that just be unnecessary weight?

Danny
Re: Kevlar and glass
February 20, 2001 06:14PM
In reply to "Kevlar and glass", posted by Danny on Feb 20, 2001:
>It's me again.
>
>I am ready to do the botom of my boat. (sides are glassed) I am putting a 5 oz. layer of kevlar on the bottom of the boat. I was wondering if I should then cover the kevlar with one or two layers of 10.5 oz. glass. Is there any reason to go with two layers? Or will that just be unnecessary weight?

I'm going to dodge that question, slightly.
Make sure the kevlar wraps around the chine at least 1-2"
Have a resin roller on hand. You cannot saturate kevlar
with just a drywall trowel, as you can with glass fa
ic.
Get a roller from Raka, if you don't have one.
Make sure you've got enough fa
ic to finish the boat.
You can always put more glass on later. Make sure you
have AT LEAST 2 layers of tape over the chine (and over
the slightly overlapped kevlar).


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