Glassing Trapper

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ralphobarly
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Re: Glassing Trapper

Post by ralphobarly » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:54 am

Thanks all for your replies. I think I'm going to attempt the inside in one piece instead after reading the responses.

Thanks again, greatly appreciated :D

Matthew

ralphobarly
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Type of boat I like: Trapper designs

Re: Glassing Trapper

Post by ralphobarly » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:10 am

Last question guys. Would 60" glass be wide enough to go around the entire hull of the trapper?

Thanks again

Matthew

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Re: Glassing Trapper

Post by jem » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:18 am

I like to do the ends first. With a tumblehome, I then like to the split the cloth up the middle, tilt the boat so the tumblehome is vertical, then do the remaining hull 1/2 at a time.
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Re: Glassing Trapper

Post by jem » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:20 am

ralphobarly wrote:Last question guys. Would 60" glass be wide enough to go around the entire hull of the trapper?

Thanks again

Matthew
There should be a Bill of Material in your plans packet. Did you get one?
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Re: Glassing Trapper

Post by Oldsparkey » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:15 pm

ralphobarly wrote:Thanks all for your replies. I think I'm going to attempt the inside in one piece instead after reading the responses.

Thanks again, greatly appreciated :D

Matthew
I do the inside with one piece of glass , just take your time with it and it would not be a problem. Remember if you use to much pressure on the wet glass it will move.
To hold the glass as it is being wet in I like to use plastic clothes pins along the top edges and then remove them as the glass is stuck to the sides.

Chuck.
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