Drape one piece
of the Micro-Glass cloth over one half of the hull. Apply a
small drop of CA to the cloth about every 2", tacking it to the
sheeting and against the keel, as shown.
If you have applied fiber glass cloth before and are familiar
doing this, you may wish to skip tacking the cloth into place
and apply it with the resin. Remember to
follow the manufacturers instructions
for mixing and applying the type of resin you will use. Be
sure to work in a well-ventilated area.
For more information on applying fiber glass cloth,
For more even more information on applying fiber glass cloth,
manufacturers instructions for mixing the type of resin you will
use. Start by mixing a small amount of resin, about one ounce.
Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area.
Apply resin over
the glass cloth, working it into the wood with a disposable
brush. Work along the full length of the keel and then out from
the center of the keel towards the sides. Be sure the resin
saturates the cloth and that the cloth does not lift from the
hull, leaving air bubbles under the cloth. Do not trim the
excess cloth until the resin has completely dried.
When dry, remove
the excess cloth with a sanding block. You will be able to "cut"
the cloth neatly by sanding along the edge of the hull at an
angle, as shown.
#119 through # 122 to fiberglass the other half of the hull.
Fiberglassing The Hull
You will need
the Micro-Glass cloth packed in the kit box to complete this
section. You will also need about 12 oz. of polyester or epoxy
resin. This is not supplied with the kit.
Due to the more hazardous
polyester resin, I would
recommend the use of epoxy finishing resin.
Wrap a piece of
masking tape around each end of the stuffing box and prop shaft,
as shown. The tape will prevent any resin from bonding to these
parts. Do not remove the tape until told to do so.
completed hull smooth, using #220 grit sandpaper. Fill any
irregularities with wood filler or vinyl spackle.
The hull will be
fiber glassed in two halves, the right half and the left half.
Two layers of MicroGlass cloth will be applied to each half.
Cut four pieces of Micro-Glass cloth oversize to fit both halves
of the hull, allowing a one inch overlap on all sides. Save the
scraps, they will be used to fiberglass portions of the inside
of the hull.
It will not be necessary to apply glass cloth over the keel or
transom. However, these parts need to be given at least two
coats of resin to waterproof them. This can be done at the same
time you are applying the glass cloth or during your final coats
of resin. I covered the keel and transom during the final
coats applied to the entire hull.
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