Received my 1/4 and 1/2 inch G10 material last week. This stuff looks tough as nails.
I was going to use 1/2 inch everywhere, but now I think I'll use 1/4 inch under stanchion bases and the like and save the 1/2 inch for the high load stuff like cleats
and chain plates. Fender
washers will be used as well.
Pretty well everything is loose as is, as the under side fiberglass
is about 1/16 inch thick, so all the mounting hardware
has dimpled the glass and compressed the core
. I am drilling out and potting each hole with epoxy
to isolate the core
from future leaks
I plan to cut this stuff with a 7 or 8 inch carbide tipped blade on the table saw. That will get the surface speed down a bit as opposed to using a regular 10 inch blade. Will bevel the edges at 45 degrees to avoid hard spots.
Now I just need some sun to dry out the core and allow me to work without freezing to death. Maybe next week ...
I don't think using G10 is that novel, but if anyone needs a report on how it goes, let me know.