Fiberglass Lay-up

Winter 2023

Fiberglass Cloth

(3) pieces of 50" wide Fiberglass Cloth was use to cover the Hull.

Epoxy Wet-Out

The fiberglass was wet out with epoxy.

A plastic spreader was use to force the fiberglass sheet tight against the wood substrate.



(3) additional coats of epoxy required to cover glass weave.

Applied every 8 to 12 hours while epoxy still in "green" state.

(72) Hour cure required to achieve epoxy full strength.

Keel Installed

Keel installed with thickned epoxy while Hull Epoxy still in "Green" State.

Battery weights held Keel in place

Brad Nails applied from inside through Hull and into Keel.

3/8" Fillet applied length of Keel.

(72) Hour cure prior to sanding.


Skeg Installation

Skeg installed with thickened epoxy.

Gunwales - Dry Fit

Gunwales dry-fit for accuracy.


Starboard Gunwale Installation

Gunwale embedded in thickened epoxy and clamped to Side.

Brad Nails installed from inside.

3/8" Fillet trowled between gunwale and side.

72 Hour cure.

Port Gunwale Installation

Port Gunwale installed similar to Starboard.


Keel & Skeg Glass Lay-up

Keel and Fillets sanded in preparation for glass.

Strip of Fiberglass cloth placed over keel and wet-out with epoxy

(3) additional coats of epoxy.

Followed by 72 Hour cure and then sanding.

Gunwale & Interior Epoxy

Gunwales, Chines and associated Fillets sanded in preparation for epoxy.

Gunwales layed-up with a strip of fiberglass cloth and wet-out with epoxy.

Chines coated with layers of epoxy

(4) layers of epoxy total.

Cross-brace installed to support Deck (previously coated with epoxy on bottom and inside).


Deck Cross Brace

Deck Installation

Deck installed with thickened epoxy and secured with brad nails.

Deck edges routed with 3/8" radius bit

Fiberglass cloth layed-up and wet-out.

(4) coats of epoxy.

72 Hour cure.

All interior surfaces sanded in preparation for paint.


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