Occasionally during a boat repair project you’re faced with having to re-build a new fiberglass part. This video shows the basic steps from start to finish.
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Nice job, they came out with out any opp’s!!! The owners should be very pleased, take your right hand and reach around your back and give yourself a good pat on the back, atta Boy.
Thanks Allen 😉
Andy, you really need to paint or gelcoat the underside of that seat to make a finished part, particularly if you used laminating resin for the part. If you don’t want to do that, spray the underside with PVA so the glass will cure completely. It also looked like the sides of the part were pure mat, I would have put in at least one layer of 1708.
This was a heavily edited version of the video. The undersides were coated with PVA 🙂 The way the covers rest in place on the boat I really didn’t see a need for 1708 along the 3/4″ edges; all weight from sitting or standing is placed onto the flat part of the seat which consisted of (3) layers of 1708 and 4 layers csm. The sides ended up being 6 layers of csm
That was way cool.
I would like to see how you make the mold!
Another really nice video, Andy. Could you please briefly describe how you made the mold?
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How did you make the mold?
Very nicely done. What brand gelcoat and resin are you using in this video?
just a general purpose laminating gelcoat. I get my stuff from expresscomposites.com as they’re close to me (get delivery next day). Great place to work with! Highly recommend them if you don’t have good options locally.
I’ll join in on the shout-out to Express Composites. I’m here in San Diego and also love working with those guys. Super friends, helpful and great prices!
Lol, Can I join the chorus asking how the mold was made? 🙂 I guess a whole new video would have to be made but I’d really like to know how you did it. Thanks 🙂
Yup, gotta echo the question on the mold- did you use the old cover as a plug and make the mold from that, or start from scratch?
Andy, any chance you’ll be doing a cored version of something like this? I need to put together three lazarette covers that are strong enough to walk on.
I would like to! Hoping to get to it sometime after the New Year 🙂
Hi, awesome video. Question: is there a way, or a formula, that would indicate how many layers of cloth would you need to get a desired thickness? For example, I need to do fish box for 1/4 inch thick. How many layers of cloth would I need? thank you
Try checking this out 🙂 Should give you a pretty good idea of what you’ll need. http://www.fibreglast.com/fibreglast_materials_calculator
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