'Glassing a boat hull

'Glassing a boat hull

Post by Glen Sandne » Sat, 15 Oct 1994 22:47:00

Is there a good tutorial anywhere on the application of fiberglass to a
balsa model boat hull?

I have some experience with cloth and polyester resin of the automotive
variety, but I have some concerns about the weight of this cloth for a
30" hull.  Also, when I cut the cloth to wrap around the hull, is it better
to have the edges meet and risk a weakness at the joint, or overlap by an
inch or so and use extra coats of resin to minimize the bulge?  How much can
I depend on the cloth stretching and moulding around the curves in the hull
when it's wet?
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