Fiberglass encapsulated PVC

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by captndon, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    We tested the systems to 200 PSI and cycled them thousands of times, these tanks had a diameter from 48" to 10' and lengths from 4' to 12', there were also other non pressurized tanks that were larger. These were large systems, many near you. I installed systems at SeaWorld in Orlando and the Florida Aquarium (Tampa Bay Aquarium), plus several irrigation filtration systems throughout FL.

    The bond was good enough to pull chunks of PVC and/or glass fibers from the laminate.

    I'm not saying that I would use PVC for a hull panel, only that the bond was OK.
     
  2. william redington
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    william redington New Member


    Do you think west systems Epoxy resin would work the same as the polyester resins you used in the past?
     

  3. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    No idea, we didn't test epoxies.
     
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