Originally Posted by Ram
Iím new to this Epoxy/marine Ply work - at the moment Iím putting in a new deck
on my commercial
Dive boat(Lake Worth, FL area) using Marine
3/4 Ply and 2 layers of 24 oz biaxle cloth with epoxy
resin ,- not knowing much about it, its seems to be easy to work with and a lot less toxic to work with than other resins/ I hope it will hold up to the heavy duty use of dive tanks
and weight belts being dropped on deck- anyone have an opinion about the 2 layers of biaxel 24 oz cloth do you think this is strong enough for hard use?
In the photo
below (click it for more photo's), we just put on a layer of glass on a half sheet of Bruynzeel 1/2" plywood
. I am sure the fiberglass
was less than 12oz cloth (8 or 10 oz). We cut panels
out of it so had some scraps left and I did some testing with them. After a good whack with a steel
hammer, the epoxy at that spot became milk-colored instead of transparent. However, with eyes closed I could not find the spot by feel so there was no dent. I also put a vice-grip on a piece of cloth that extended beyond the plywood
and tried to rip it of. It did come apart but not without taking a half-layer of veneer of the plywood with it... so the bond between glass and ply is stronger than the wood itself and also the bond between the layers of veneer of the plywood was stronger than the wood itself.
If you have two layers of 24 oz cloth you should be good