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1977 morgan heritage/westindies 36

anyone know how heavy the glass was laid up in these hulls? im looking for a tank!!
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These are not a tank. They were moderately heavily built charter boats. The glass was pretty thick, but crudely laid up. They were built to be cheap to buy, docile to sail, and hold up while in livery and that not all that much more. Their Aechille's heel is that there was a fair amount of steel used for structure in these boats and have seen discussions of disecting these boats to get the rusting pile of 'formerly steel' out.

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Is it possible he was looking for a tank to install?
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thanks jeff i will look at that when i go to see one. iwas getting a 36 creekmore 1960 that was laid up to almost 5in thick below the water line, but sold before i could sell my house.
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If it is any consolation I assure you that the Creekmore 36 was not really laid up 5 inches thick below the waterline. I know the Creekmore 36's pretty well and they were closer to .5 inches below the waterline which is actually pretty thick for a 36 footer.

But there is a lot more to strength than thickness. In most cases when you see a boat that has a thick lay-up, that thickness was achieved by using a lot of non-directional material (mat or chopped glass) and resin rich lay-up, the combination of which results in a fatigue prone laminate with minimal puncture resistance.

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Jeff, I thought that mat could be laid in alternating orientation such that the grain, if you will, alternates direction, thus providing strength. Am I misinformed?
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