Welcome Log In Create A New Profile

Advanced

fiberglass layers

Posted by Sandy 
fiberglass layers
April 15, 2001 02:28AM

Can anyone recommend how many layers of fa
ic to use on the sides and on the bottom of the boat detailed in the plans from this web site.

Thanks
Simon
Re: fiberglass layers
April 15, 2001 01:15PM
In reply to "fiberglass layers", posted by Simon Lynch on April 14, 2001:
>
>Can anyone recommend how many layers of fa
ic to use on the sides and on the bottom of the boat detailed in the plans from this web site.

Hello Simon:

I just got back into town. Been on vacation.
RE: layers. The instructions recomend two layers
of 10oz on the outside bottom, and one layer every
where else, except the chine.

If both bottom layers overlap the chine by an inch or so,
and if the the outside-side layer overlaps the chine,
in the other direction, then you already have 3 layers
over the chine. Then use fiberglass tape to add 3 more.
The easiest way to do this is to buy one roll of 3-1/2"
tape and one roll of 6" tape. But you can do it all with
3-1/2" tape, by staggering tape, with successive layers
shifted sideways 1" or so, this way and then that.

This tape layering process will build up the chine area
so it is about 1/8" thicker than the sides, leaving a
slight cavity above the taped area. You can ignore this.
It doesn't matter. If you are making an opaque paint finish,
you can also fair this transition with a mixture of
resin and microballoons, prior to painting.

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login