engine box

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by bertie, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. bertie
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    bertie New Member

    I am getting ready to build new raised engine boxes for a 28 bertram FBC. I will be using divynicell as core material and plan to use epoxy for resin(system three). Should I be concerned of deformation/degradation with the heat from the motors(yanmar diesel) using epoxy. There will be some sound insulation inside the box so that should help.
    Thanks
     
  2. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    No, do what you plan to do, no worries mate.
     
  3. gonzo
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    Depends on how close to the exhaust it will be. Epoxy will start deforming at about 220 F
     
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    gonzo,

    One would assume that normal boatbuilding practices are followed, of course epoxy will melt if anyone is stipid enough to have it next to 1000 degree exhausts, I think we must accept standard building practice exist.
     

  5. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Someone familiar with standard building practices would not be asking basic questions.
     
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