## Re: [Michalak] Fiberglas Butt Joints

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• What weight of FG cloth for a 1/4 inch plywood sides and bottom? ... From: john colley Subject: Re: [Michalak] Fiberglas Butt
Message 1 of 11 , Apr 1, 2013
What weight of FG cloth for a 1/4 inch plywood sides and bottom?

--- On Sun, 3/31/13, john colley <Helliconia54@...> wrote:

From: john colley <Helliconia54@...>
Subject: Re: [Michalak] Fiberglas Butt Joints
To: "Michalak@yahoogroups.com" <Michalak@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 1:44 AM

This may help visualise it better.Just scroll down a bit.    http://koti.kapsi.fi/hvartial/skiff/skiff.htm

"There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude, and peace."
-Sigurd Olson

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From: John Trussell <jtrussell2@...>
To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:43 AM
Subject: RE: [Michalak] Fiberglas Butt Joints

What follows is not original, but it worked for me. Get a heavy duty plastic
drop cloth and cut two pieces about a foot wide And 6" wider than you are
[planning to join. Put a piece of plastic on your work surface. Put a length
of FG tape over that. Wet the tape out with resin. Put the two pieces being
joined over the tape. Put a second piece of tape over the joint and wet it
out with resin. Put a piece of plastic over the tape; cover it with a piece
of wood wider than the tape, and drive several screws through the wood and
plywood into your work surface. Wait a day for the resin to cure, pull the
screws, peel off the plastic, and you have a completed fg butt joint'

You will probably have to do some sanding and filling.

A piece of [plywood or particle board on a pair of saw horses makes a decent
work surface,

Have fun.

JohnT

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From: Michalak@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Michalak@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of alan enlow
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 2:05 PM
To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Michalak] Fiberglas Butt Joints

I understand that the main problen in the FG joint is flipping it over to
glass the otherside. I have read that the joint is somewhat fragile until
both sides are glassed and care must be used while flipping. I am buillding
a piragau ( Uncle John's) using your technique of a plywood buttstrap inside
and FG outside. Do you run the cloth all the way to the chine since you will
glass the chines anyway?

Alan

--- On Thu, 3/28/13, prairiedog2332 <nelsarv@...
<mailto:nelsarv%40hotmail.com> > wrote:

From: prairiedog2332 <nelsarv@... <mailto:nelsarv%40hotmail.com> >
Subject: [Michalak] Fiberglas Butt Joints
To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Michalak%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:29 PM

This is considered to be "industry standard", invented by Dynamite
Payson.

http://www.instantboats.com/gbj/index.html

I prefer a hybrid way 1X4 or plywood plate on the inside and glassing
only the outside.

Nels

--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Michalak%40yahoogroups.com> , Carl
Volkwein <carlvolkwein@...> wrote:
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> What's the best way to make a plywood but joint out of fiberglass?
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