SailNet Community - View Single Post - Glassing hull
Thread: Glassing hull
View Single Post
post #4 of Old 06-26-2001
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 445
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 17
Glassing hull

I''ve read a book by a gentleman out of Mattapoisett, Mass about fiberglassing wooden boats - probably called Fiberglassing Wooden Boats, as a matter of fact. He came across as a firm believer, if done correctly. (Don''t know where the book went when I moved to the VI.) This means thousands of the appropriate type and material staples, the correct number of layers of chop/biax/chop or whatever and good hull preparation and layup planning. There''s hundreds of old lobster boats in Maine with glassed-over hulls. The old guys used to simply careen the lobster boat on the full moon tide as far up as they could get it, glass one side, jockey it over, glass the other and launch on the next full moon. Sure, Epoxy is great, but polyester resin is MUCH less expensive. Don''t ask us non-experts, though. Track down the book.
VIEXILE is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome