21463Re: glass cloth over keel or under?
- Oct 1, 2010I asked the same question myself recently, I am building a Mayfly 16. In the end I glassed the whole bottom of the boat, added the keel, then glassed over the keel. That way I should be able just to replace the keel at some stage in the future if it becomes damaged.
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Dean Herring" <dfharing@...> wrote:
> forgot to say - the keel is 3/4 by 4 so it seems to just be a rock guard?
> --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Dean Herring" <dfharing@> wrote:
> > say - I've now got Mike's boat turned over (hull up) and getting ready to clip the copper wires down on the joints. I will wet the joints, add epoxy fillets, fair, and then double glass with 4 inch wide tape. I want to add the keel to the bottom straight onto the wood with screws from the inside and epoxy it to the hull. I am then thinking about putting a very generous fillet between the hull and keel and then glassing over the bottom hull with a 50 inch wide by 16 feet cloth. The plans seem to have you glass the bottom first and then add the keel. Others have caulked in the keel over the glass. I don't know if there is another permutation of epoxying the keel onto the glass? Anything wrong with my approach of adding the keel first and then glassing? Does the keel need a sharp edge to the water on the sides of it? Also need to add the skeg to the keel at the back.
> > Thanks, Dean
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