Canoe Project

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Anthony2, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. Anthony2
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    Anthony2 New Member

    Hello, I have cut out the frames for a sailing canoe and need help on the best way of fiberglassing the hull.
    Would it be possible to cover the frames in lycra cloth then fiberglass over this?
     
  2. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    Do you have plans? It will be hard to do it like you say and not have it look like a starving horse, with sags between the frames. Sam
     
  3. Anthony2
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    Anthony2 New Member

    yes thats a good point.
    I thought it might not sag if i did it one layer at a time lightly.
    I will put in a form that i can remove i think or build it from plywood then use that as a mould.
    Thanks.
     
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