Laminating foam core

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by abourgault, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. abourgault
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    abourgault Junior Member

    I am repairing a small sailboat deck, a laser actually. The foam under the deck was drench in water and delaminated from the glass skins.

    I removed it and will replace it by a corecell panel. I will use epoxy to bond it to the deck and to laminate the other skin that will go under it.

    That's the first time I will laminate a corecell and am wondering if I absolutely need to vacuum bag it to obtain a good bond?

    I can put some weight on it to bond it to the outside skin but using weight for the other skin will be harder.

    Thank you for your help.

    Andre
     
  2. abourgault
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    abourgault Junior Member

    I have made a search and found all the answer I needed. I should have done that before posting.

    Sorry for that unecessary post.

    Andre
     
  3. mehsjohnson
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    mehsjohnson I hate grinding!

    Let us know how it turns out

    Let us know how it turns out! Pictures would be nice.
     
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