Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #23: Fiberglassing the Deck

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Blog entry by DustyMark posted 07-12-2020 08:08 PM 668 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 22: Applying Second Coat of Epoxy to Hull Part 23 of Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double series Part 24: Cleaning Up Hatch Openings and Applying Second Coat of Epoxy to Deck »

Same Process as Hull
After the hull epoxy was green cured, I scraped and rasped the drips and ensured the hull to deck joint was clean to accept a layer of fiberglass cloth across it. Fiberglassing the deck follows much of the same process as the hull.

I taped the hatch ledges to avoid extra sanding, rasping or scraping.

The fiberglass cloth is draped over the deck and trimmed so that it overlaps the hull a bit.

Cloth is trimmed for the hatch covers.

View of the bow after fiberglassing.

Close-up of the hull-to-deck seam. You can see some fiberglass strands that I’ll have to deal with later. A scraper will remove them pretty cleanly.

I’ll let the deck cure for about eight hours before applying the second coat of epoxy to fill the weave.

Cleaning up the hatch openings and applying a second coat of epoxy to the deck.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 07-12-2020 11:30 PM

I enjoy the updates and see how you build this boat.

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#2 posted 07-13-2020 02:05 AM

Thanks! Building one of these kits is quite satisfying…glad you’re enjoying following the process.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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