Newbie with glass ID question

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Jbird, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Jbird
    Joined: Aug 2007
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    Jbird Junior Member

    Thanks for letting me into your forum. I got a 1971 Larson trihull with a four cylinder Chevy IO powertrain and four holes in the hull. Two of the holes were caused by an over zealous skill sawer and two were caused by me, a loose chain and a forklift. I need to find out what kind of fiberglass to use to repair the oopses. I have both epoxy and polyester resins and several types of mat and cloth. Where can I find out what the hull was originally made with and should I use that material to repair the hull below the water line.

    I've built a couple of glass car bodies but you don't have to worry about them sinking. Thanks for any help. Jbird:?: :cool:
  2. timgoz
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    timgoz Senior Member

    Hi JBird,

    In 1971 they were almost certainly using poly resin. That and glass cloth will probably make for a functional repair.

    Nice to have you as a member.

    Take care.

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