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Old 06-01-2004, 11:47 AM
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Default Making Fiberglass boat hulls???

I've been thinking for a while now of making a fiberglass boat hull. It would pobably be a 30" catamran, but im not sure how to do it and if its possible with what i have.
I thought that all you have to do is make a wood frame, cut out foam in the shape of the hull you want, and then i could put fiberglass cloth over that, mabye put some body putty ontop of that for shape? would it work? I know it would be hard and take quite a bit of time, but im just wondering if it would work?
thanks for your help
Old 06-01-2004, 05:08 PM
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Default RE: Making Fiberglass boat hulls???

For a site with a lot of info on Fiberglassing, try : www.fiberglast.com .
For the work and hassle you might find it cheaper in the end to buy one already made.
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Default RE: Making Fiberglass boat hulls???

thanks for the help, i was looking for something that would take a while, summer just started for me so i'll probably still try.
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Default RE: Making Fiberglass boat hulls???

A catamaran is a hard form to build as a first boat.

I suggest you build a mono hull first to get some experience in working with wood / foam / glasscloth and epoxy resin.

If you need advice / plans / more suggestions, just ask!

Regards, Jan.

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