Mold Help

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by MrAnderson, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. MrAnderson
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    MrAnderson New Member

    So, I'm currently in the planning stage for a 26' boat, which I want to make out of fiberglass. The only boat I've worked on this size was fiberglassing a 20' wooden fishing boat, so I haven't really had to make a mold before.

    Would making the keel and frame out of bent or sawn lumber and then sheeting it in melamine panels or some other sort of thin wooden sheets be a suitable base to fiberglass the hull out of?
     
  2. redreuben
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    redreuben redreuben

    Glossy Melamine panels make great moulds !
    If the design suits, make female frames for the panels and you have a female mould. Inside radii can be plasticine or polyester builders bog and outside radii pvc pipe.
     
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