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Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #15: Fiberglassing the Inside of the Hull

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Blog entry by DustyMark posted 07-02-2020 02:03 AM 377 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Fillets
The panels seams now receive fillets that fill the joints and ease the transition between panels for application of fiberglass tape.

I’m messy, so I tape the fillet areas before laying in the thickened epoxy. This step really works.

Here’s a fillet. It’s made from epoxy thickened with wood flour.

The fillets are next covered with fiberglass tape. The tape is then coated with epoxy. This is what actually holds the boat together. The bulkhead fillets don’t receive fiberglass tape…apparently the fillet is strong enough.

Once the tape is covered with epoxy, The cockpit area receives a layer of four-ounce fiberglass cloth.

Here’s the stern bulkhead area after the fiberglass cloth was coated with epoxy.

The inside will receive a second coat of epoxy within about 12 hours of the first coat. I’ll apply it in the morning.

Next
Fiberglass the underside of the deck.

-- Mark, Minnesota



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