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Re: [bolger] applying glass cloth

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  • Clyde Wisner
    I think he generally uses poplar for his strakes and glasses them before assembling the boat. Clyde ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 30, 2005
      I think he generally uses poplar for his strakes and glasses them before
      assembling the boat. Clyde

      Philip Smith wrote:

      >
      > >
      > > Wrecked one coating job by doing it in the cool of
      > > the morning, bad choice!
      > > As the day heated up the wood "out gassed" the
      > > trapped air expanded and had an
      > > egg carton instead of a boat. I still get some
      > > small bubbles on the places
      > > where sharp breaks occur, Stem, transom and gun
      > > whales. A bit of sanding
      > > removes the bubble, (If a large area is involved,
      > > patch on a scrap of cloth)
      > > Further filling coats by squeegee to fill the weave
      > > and eliminate drips.
      > >
      > >
      >
      > Robb White evidently has the boat hot by either
      > running the heater or turning off the A/C there in
      > Southern Georgia. He puts on the resin and then turns
      > on the A/C to cool off the boat.
      >
      > The hot wood draws the resin into the pores of the
      > wood.
      >
      > Worth an experiment or two.
      >
      > Phil Smith
      >
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