18oz fiberglass cloth for layout boat

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Gabe Neal, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Gabe Neal
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    Gabe Neal New Member

    Guys I getting prepared to build my first layout boat. I ran across a great deal on 18oz fiberglass mat ($3 a yard). I was wondering if it would be too heavy for the hull. Planning on building Hybrid NL out of ¼” sheet goods and fiberglass over it.
     
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    Welcome, Gabe.
    Tell us more. Ten ounce cloth works for most light weight applications on small boats. We really need more information.
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Welcome to the forum.

    Will this be a polyester or epoxy laminate? If polyester or vinylester, then mat is fine, but if epoxy, just a waste of resin and weight. What design are you building?
     
  4. Gabe Neal
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    I was thinking of using polyester. This is a duck hunting boat only 48 inches wide and 7' 6" long. It will sit approx 12" above the water propulsion will be by kayak paddle or electric trolling motor
     

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    gonzo Senior Member

    Are you sure it is 18 oz mat? That would be about 3/8" thick.
     
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