Monday, 2 July 2018

Fibre Glass

After a number of family crisis, I was able to get back to the boat today.

The problem of which way to lay the fibre glass was my first task to solve. As you can imagine a flat cloth onto a curved surface will always result in lots of folds and creases.

I can either lay it transversely or longitudinally:

Fibreglass cloth laid transversely 
Fibreglass cloth laid transversely
Notice I hold the cloth in place with cloths pegs (clothepins)

I opted for length wise, cutting the cloth in half and applied epoxy 
resin on the front half. Notice the cloth becomes transparent.