Monday, February 02, 2009

S&G Night Heron Build Notes – Fibreglassing The Coaming

Quick post. This wasn’t especially easy. Two layers of bias cut cloth. Putting them on wasn’t hard until it came time to push the cloth under the deck. You have to cut darts and fold the cloth under but it’s a tight corner and fibreglass doesn’t like tight corners. If I was doing this again I’d make a rounder corner to fold under. Unfortunately this is neigh on impossible with the thigh braces as you’ve only got the thickness of the ply to work with. Also, I flipped the deck upside down and the glass on the top of the coaming wanted to come off. Maybe I should have waited for the epoxy to gel before turning the deck upside down?


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