Jonboat moldmaking

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Viittis, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Viittis
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    Viittis Junior Member

    I'm wondering if anyone has built molds for jonboats?

    I'm planning to build a mold and construct a jonboat of glassfiber. Any tips or pictures of made molds?

    The boats lenght will be about 4-4.5meters and width about 1.5meters.
     
  2. SamSam
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  3. Viittis
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    Viittis Junior Member

    Do you happen to have any pics of the mold?

    I have the knowlegde and skill how to make one, but I can't find the sparkle if I dont see one first :)
     
  4. SamSam
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    I have no pictures readily available. I stole this from the "Gelcoat" thread. It was somewhat like this, lined with the paneling, but in a negative form, so the boat came out shiny and ready to use.

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  5. Rich M
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    I made a fiberglass john boat by using another john boat as a male mold - came out alright.
     
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