another hardtop

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by captjohn360, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. captjohn360
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    captjohn360 New Member

    Iam planning to build a hardtop to replace my bimini Ihave a 38ft catamaran and the top willbe 7 1/2 by 12 1/2. it has to be light weight and strong enough to walk on.Iam useing 5/8 divinicell H 80 foam for a core with two layers of 1808 s glass top and bottom. I am wondering what additional support will be needed between the vertical SS supports used at four points,two in the front and two in the back. do ineed to add additional horisontal stringers ,and if so,of what construction? and spaceing? jt
  2. tja
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    tja Senior Member


    Go to page six of construction posts and you will see where someone else asked the same question and got quite a few replies that should help, Tom.
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