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  1. ondarvr replied to the thread Confused on the order to do layup.

    I haven’t heard the “it’s stronger than epoxy” opinion, you can’t really defend that. All you can say is that for most jobs it’s good...

    Aug 19, 2019 at 11:21 PM
  2. ondarvr replied to the thread Confused on the order to do layup.

    I first posted this many years ago. ———————————————————— “I deal with many different markets in the composites industry, not just the...

    Aug 19, 2019 at 1:03 AM
  3. ondarvr replied to the thread Confused on the order to do layup.

    Yes This is the normal method, pretty standard layup. I will say that many layers of 1708 is more than typical though. The original...

    Aug 18, 2019 at 8:41 PM
  4. ondarvr replied to the thread Infusion - gelcoat pre-release.

    How you should apply the specific wax is written in the directions on the can, read them. Some say let it haze over then buff, others...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 1:53 AM
  5. ondarvr replied to the thread Confused on the order to do layup.

    Now if you just like to use epoxy, or if you don’t like the odor of other resins, then by all means, use epoxy. But don’t try to make it...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 1:41 AM
  6. ondarvr replied to the thread Confused on the order to do layup.

    This topic frequently turns into a heated discussion on which resin type is “better”, when the actual question is which resin will do...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 1:22 AM
  7. ondarvr replied to the thread Confused on the order to do layup.

    I don’t watch YouTube for my information, I’ve done this for a living for 50 years. I now work with composite manufacturers to help...

    Aug 16, 2019 at 12:46 AM
  8. ondarvr replied to the thread Confused on the order to do layup.

    There are secondary bonds in virtually every boat built with any type of FRP, the larger the boat/yacht, the more of them there. This...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 11:28 PM
  9. ondarvr replied to the thread Jon Boat for Dad.

    The taper up for the bow can’t start that far back. And you don’t need to over build it with thick ply. There are many plans for...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 12:53 PM
  10. ondarvr replied to the thread Confused on the order to do layup.

    Polyester and VE are more than good enough to last the rest of this boats lifespan. Thousands of boats are made every year with...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:31 AM
  11. ondarvr replied to the thread Confused on the order to do layup.

    Adding glass between the layers of Coosa doesn’t add much strength, just weight, time and $$$. If using polyester or VE, the most you’d...

    Aug 14, 2019 at 9:00 PM