lacing w/uni fabric question

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Charly, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Charly
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    Charly Senior Member

    I have heard of using wetted "tow" to lace or lash a fitting to the hull skin or deck as an alternative to conventional thru bolting. Is there any reason not to use regular uni cloth, wetted and rolled up, poked through, and tied off or fanned out on the other side for the same purpose? I have plenty of 10.5oz cloth in the scrap bin.

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  2. upchurchmr
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    upchurchmr Senior Member

    Uni cloth is just lots of tows side by side, so there shouldn't be any difference. With the cloth it should be easier to choose how much you want in the joint.
     
  3. Herman
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    Herman Senior Member

    tow is somewhat easier to work with, but basic principle is the same, so go for it!
     
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  4. Charly
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    Charly Senior Member

    Thanks for the replies. Common sense says it would be fine, but I guess it never hurts to ask.
     
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