Reinforcing a sail boat for power

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Carlfly, Mar 10, 2019.


Epoxy fiberglass over marine paint

  1. Yes it is doable

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  2. No the paint must be stripped back

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  1. Carlfly
    Joined: Mar 2019
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    Carlfly Junior Member

    Making good progress stripping paint using a flap wheel on a 5 inch angle grinder,
    my attempt at sand blasting failed using fine sand at 100 psi.
    Will only add layers to the inside of the hull with extra bulkheads and 2 more stringers.

    Have no fear (maybe just a little) nothing will break, have have a lot of experience
    around fiberglass gliders of a similar loaded weight 500 kg , the wing roots / spars will be made as strong which is overkill as they can handle 6g of load. A ducted similar to a step will
    be made to help the transition stage.
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