Re: Removable fibreglass doghouse for Micro ?
- Hi Kenneth,
Thanks for your thoughts.
I am going to build Micro to plan and this would just be an add for
use in longer passages. Some protection from the elements and a
little extra stowage space. I wouldn't compromise or modify the basic
hull/deck construction at all.
Hadn't thought about the weight of a f/glass structure of this size.
Could get a tad weighty I guess.
I will look at your suggestions.
--- In email@example.com, Kenneth Grome <bagacayboatworks@...>
> > After seeing Roger Keyes Micro with it's
> > doghouse, it got me thinking about
> > creating a similar structure but made
> > completely from fibreglass (very light
> > and strong) and made to me removable.
> Fiberglass is relatively heavy for its strength compared with wood,
> if you use solid fiberglass. Plywood is lighter for the samestrength, and
> it is also cheaper and easier to work with.especially if you
> Strip planking might work and it would be light and strong,
> use western red cedar. Balsa is even lighter.you'll
> You could use foam cored fiberglass to make it light too, but then
> spend a lot of money for the foam. Fine if you want the foam foradditional
> flotation or insulation, but if not then plywood is probably better.provided
> As far as the "removable" concept is concerned, that's a good idea
> you build the boat strong enough to not need the doghouse for itsstrength.
> Ken Grome
> Bagacay Boatworks