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Puzzles Joints

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:53 pm
by hbav984
Guys,

Quick question:

Do you have to use biaxial tape on the puzzle joints or will the glue be enough strength until i glass over?

Re: Puzzles Joints

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:41 am
by pee wee
I haven't used the puzzle joints, but we've been told the joints with glue don't need tape- they'll hold until getting glassed over.

Re: Puzzles Joints

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:05 am
by Jaysen
I taped mine. Mostly because I didn't know what the heck I was doing and messed them up! If you do tape them you will have a bit of fairing to do. Here's the official word from the BBC How-To section: Puzzle Joint

Re: Puzzles Joints

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:14 pm
by jacquesmm
pee wee wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:41 am
I haven't used the puzzle joints, but we've been told the joints with glue don't need tape- they'll hold until getting glassed over.
It depends on the boat. Some are completely glassed, in that case, no tape but some are only glassed to the waterline and for those, use tape.