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Old 07-03-2007, 14:33   #1
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Fiberglass repair websight

Does anyone know of any websights with fiberglass repair/building tutorials? I would love to see a video or anything. I am usually pretty decent with my hands but the buck stops at fiberglass.
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Old 07-03-2007, 16:16   #2
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Is there any particular type of fibreglass construction you're interested in? Foam core, stitch & glue, bead & cove, strip planked etc. Any or all?

Here's a few to get you started.

a.b.b. - amateur boat building

the boatbuilding.community - boat building, design & repair

Devlin's Stitch And Glue Construction

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I've got more. If you have a really really fast Internet connection I also have a video of the basics by west systems. Almost 200 mb in size. We'd have to figure out how to transfer it though.
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Old 07-03-2007, 17:23   #3
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Give fibreglass a miss and try Epoxy . Much more forgiving to use . I have had great results during the current boat repair and am now constructing a hard top 3.6m X 2.5m using epoxy and polypropylene honeycomb .
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Old 07-03-2007, 17:43   #4
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Try this one ,

Fiberglass Repair - Bennett Marine Video

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Old 07-03-2007, 20:24   #5
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good grief,
Looks like I hit the motherload. They have the West Marine videos free here:

fiberglass repair - Google Video
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Thanks for the links unbusted67. You certainly did hit the motherload.

Here are some additional links to helpful tips, technical data, and manufacturers' information grouped together by topic ~ From Jamestown Distributers

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Boatbuilding.net: An Online Resource for Boat Repair, Restoration and Building

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Jamestown Distributers Forum - Technical Questions
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Thanx for the link unbusted.

You can save the videos to your computer if you use the link below. I just discovered this and want to share it.

KeepVid: Download videos from Google, Youtube, iFilm, Putfile, Metacafe, DailyMotion!

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Hi Jezza - I'm going to build a hardtop as well - do you have any pics or design advice?

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HARDTOP

Hey Randy ,
Hope this is of some help to you .
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PP.pdf


PICS TO FOLLOW ! This site doesn't accept Zip files .
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HARDTOP PICS

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Jezza - looks great - how many man hours and how much epoxy did you use - was it absorbed by the core?

Thanks for the info - I do believe i will build one with the same method.

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Randy ,
I guess about 10ltrs . The bulk of it to wet out the 450 biaxial which takes a fair bit . The PP honeycombe has a very thin scrim which absorbes little resin . About 8 - 10 hours , two guys most of the time . Wise to do the inside if making a curved roof and allow to cure for at least five days before doing the top side . This stuff takes at least 7 days to reach full strength .
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