Male mold raptor staples

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Scuff, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Scuff
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    Scuff Junior Member

    Has anyone used these staples to attach the foam to the mold? Screwing from the inside looks to be difficult in the bow section. I was thinking maybe I could use some .023" mig wire to slide in between the stringer and foam to release. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    You can use trim screws to attach the foam to the mold. They will pull through when you pull the hull off the mold.
     
  3. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    I am a bit confused.

    Female or male mould?

    Plastic raptors are not really very capable of passing through foam and into wood.

    If you are trying to screw a panel into a female mould in the bow section and you need to get closer to the mould; use a right angle driver.

    Otherwise, you idea to pierce the hull and stitch to the mould can work.

    I had this problem on my build and ended up a little concave where I ought to have been convex. A big part of me wishes I had noseconed which is better in many ways.

    But alas, it sounds like you are well past that.

    If you have glassed the inside; you can stitch; if not, the stitching will cut into the core rather easily.

    I would try to find some copper or 316stainless wire so that you can leave it in if needed. But, like I said, your post is a little short on the entire story.
     

  4. Scuff
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    Scuff Junior Member

    it's a Male mold. In the bow section the last frame to the bow stem looks to be pretty tight. I didn't realize the staples wouldn't penetrate wood, thanks.

    Gonzo the trim screws sound promising. I'll test a piece to see. Appreciate it.
     
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