Fiberglass thickness

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by rturbett, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. rturbett
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    rturbett Senior Member

    Is there a chart anywhere that would give the finished thickness of a fiberglass layer?
    I would like to compare the combinations of different weights of fiberglass to come up with the desired 1/4 inch hull thickness.
    I would also like to estimate the weight of different combinations. Does anyone have advice on how different weights/types of glass absorb west epoxy?

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
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  2. jimslade
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    jimslade Senior Member

    glen L sells a book, "fiberglass boatbuilding" it has all the info you will need.
     
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  3. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    This is from "Fiberglass Boatbuilding For Amateurs" by Ken Hankinson. Sam
     

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  4. rturbett
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    rturbett Senior Member

    Perfect!
    Thank you for getting the chart to me.
    Rob
     
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