[bolger] Windsprint - no Fiberglass????
- Hi all,
Looking over the plans, list of material and building directions for
Windsprint in the New Instant Boats. I noticed that there is NO
Is this right? I think I want to tape the chimes, stems, and butt
joints at least...
- jmbel-@... wrote:
You don't need to use any glass in the construction of Windsprint. On
mine, I only glassed the outer seams of the plywood butts to keep them
from gapping. The only reason to glass, IMO is to keep inferior plywood
from checking. THe bottom of my ACX fir boat is so badly checked that
it leaks a bit on putting in the water. After a while, the wood swells
a bet and the leakage stops.
My advice is to skip the glass and most of the epoxy. If you feel
compelled to glass something, glass the bottom only for abrasion
resistance. Glue the boat together with 5200 or some other easily
applied goop. The stems and chines don't really need taping. Screw 'em,
glue 'em, then fuggitabouddit....
> Hi all,
> Looking over the plans, list of material and building directions for
> Windsprint in the New Instant Boats. I noticed that there is NO
> fiberglass used.
> Is this right? I think I want to tape the chimes, stems, and butt
> joints at least...