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- Fri May 24, 2019 11:28 am
- Forum: Power Boats
- Topic: Questions on Laying Wide Cloth Solo
- Replies: 17
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I’m a novice admittedly and rolled out several 20 ft long by 2 1/2 ft wide sections solo after help positioning the pieces. Held them temporarily in place on the more vertical sides using small cardboard squares and cheap paper stapler. Worked pretty well and I could wet out in an hour or a little m...
So I guess a random orbital is the way to go. I’ll need to educate myself on what’s next. I’ll be installing wooden spray rails and strikes and glassing them. So I’d think that’s next. Don’t see a tutorial on filling weave and fairing. I believe that’s what all that wood flour and blended filler tha...
Exterior hull glassing complete!!!!! 99 hours into it. Used 3 and 3/4 gallons of mixed epoxy. My wife Lyn helped lay out the 20 ft sections of cloth and move the butt joined panels to the jig. Scaling the plan back 5% was not too difficult. Exercised a few of those stagnant brain cells.
85 degrees this noontime. Taking this tip I found somewhere on the Forum and have my resin/hardener on a little ice. Using slow hardener and mixing 6 oz at a time it’s rolling out with plenty of working time.
Thanks for the encouraging words. Following Jordy’s (Browndog’s) lead. I’m glassing the hull in 1/4 sections. Chines and keel will have an extra layer this way and I’ll use the remnants for interior below sole work. Took me about 90 minutes to wet out this panel which is about all I want to role out...
Taped outside seams: 2 layers transom and keel, one layer chines. Plan on laying cloth tomorrow. Roller sure works better than 6 inch plastic scraper. Plastic on bow is holding down some glass strands where I had to make a couple tapered cuts.