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Gottlieb posted 07-24-2001 11:12 AM ET (US)   Profile for Gottlieb   Send Email to Gottlieb  
Always wanted a BW. Found 1968, 13footer in a boat salvage yard that is damaged on the starboard side and bottom half. The damage is caused by someone sanding down through the fiberglass to the foam in places. I've never done fiberglass work before. Got a couple of books at the library. Thought that I would completely fiberglass the hull with some really strong (8oz) or higher cloth. Should I use resin or epoxy with the cloth. Can I make the cloth stick (and never delaminate) to the foam and remainants of thin fiberglass remaining on the hull. Any suggestions and\or guidelines would be like manna from heaven at this starting point. Please help.
LarrySherman posted 07-24-2001 12:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
Proably not a good idea to glass the whole hull. Go to www.westsystem.com, and look throuth the site, and request their publications. Thats a start. then go to http://www.gougeon.com/, and look for their book on boatbuilding with epoxy.

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