Mold framing with infusion and post cure

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by dpurcell, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. dpurcell
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    dpurcell New Member

    I am a newbie to the forum here and have done numerous searches to try and find the answer to my question to no avail. So here it is, what is the best framing material to use for a 18' X 6.5' X 2' boat hull mold that will be used with infusion and post cured to 180 F? I have heard that steel poses a problem since its expansion differs from fiberglass, so I guess my question really is more, will wood stand up to the addittional demands of the infusion and post cure process? The mold will be made from iso PE with an HDT of 225 F if post cured so that should be OK.
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