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LarrySherman posted 07-26-2001 03:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for LarrySherman   Send Email to LarrySherman  
I’ve come across a few good fiberglass reference materials over the last few months, so I thought I’d post them for all to use:

1) Fiberglass & Composite Materials : An Enthusiast's Guide to High Performance Non-Metallic Materials for Automotive Racing and Marine Use

This book provides a very good overview of FRP construction, design considerations, materials and techniques. It’s pretty cheap, and worth the money. You will find it in the automotive section of your bookstore, but don’t let that put you off.


This website is home to the book “Marine Composites” 2nd Ed. You can order the book on-line (but it is not a secure site) or download the book in PDF format. It is VERY good, ESP with regard to the boat building industry and its techniques. FMTYEWTKAFRP (Far More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Fiber Reinforced Plastic)!


This is the Website of the University Southern of Mississippi’s school of Polymer science. Go into the “Macrogalieria” and look through the different “Levels” of learning. If you really want to know what Crosslinking is, this is the place.

I'll post other refrences as I evaluate them. I hope you post yours!

John W posted 07-26-2001 03:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for John W  Send Email to John W     
Larry, you may have the answers to my last post on the "are we kidding ourselves" thread, regarding waterlogged foam. Do you have any info on styrofoam whalers becoming waterlogged?
LarrySherman posted 07-26-2001 03:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
John, its not styrofoam, its polyurethane.
Peter posted 07-26-2001 06:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
Well a friend always kids me that I ride around in a "gelcoated coffee cup" so that's a common mistake. I've used the "Macrogalleria" to defend an argument concerning polymer blends to a non-technical business associate. It's a great resource.
LarrySherman posted 08-21-2001 02:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
Added thread for gelcoat information:

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