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fiberglassing the boat deck?

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  • fiberglassing the boat deck?

    i have done alot of reading on this site and was wondering.... poeple on here said when putting a new deck on your boat you have to first fiber glass the edges. that part i understand now here is the question. they say next to put 2 thin layers on the deck to cover the wood. does it matter if it is 2 thin layers or one thick layer. im thinking thin is 1.5 ounce and thick would be 4 ounce . does 2 thin layers make a stronger deck than one thick layer.
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  • #2
    Re: fiberglassing the boat deck?

    thick would be a 24oz.

    the glass it there to waterproof the deck and provide srtuctural stability.

    a csm (chopped strand matt) and a final layer of woven roving would be strong....

    you could use these in lighter qualities. below 7 oz
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    • #3
      Re: fiberglassing the boat deck?

      I'm going to be doing my deck with one layer of 8 oz, two layers if I get ambitious. I just happen to have a lot of 8 oz fabric.

      Erik
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      • #4
        Re: fiberglassing the boat deck?

        ok so it doesnt matter if it is done with one thick layer or 2 thin layers
        my boat
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        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=308089

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        • #5
          Re: fiberglassing the boat deck?

          I used one layer of 1.5 mat, then one layer of 8 oz. cloth. I figured this should be strong enough.

          The mat is there for a good base for the cloth.
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          • #6
            Re: fiberglassing the boat deck?

            Yeah, I should mention that I use epoxy, so no mat needed.

            If you use poly resin, mat is a really good idea. Epoxy, one layer is fine.

            Regardless you're looking to build up enough of a surface of glass and resin to protect the deck from abrasion, waterproof it, and bond it to the rest of the boat if you haven't done that otherwise.

            Any way you do that is fine as long as it achieves all that.

            Erik
            Sea Ray SRV-210 - Winter refit
            75-85 foot displacement hull trawler - gleam in my eye

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            • #7
              Re: fiberglassing the boat deck?

              ok thanks for all the replys
              my boat
              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=243841
              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=308089

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