Re: fiberglass thoughts

Posted by Charlie on Oct 15, 2005

Lenny, The compromise that is usually done is to sheath the bottom with light (say 4 oz.) 'glass and accept the fact that the fill coats are going to add a pound or so. Not being an engineer I can't give you an engineering estimate of weight differences. But be aware that epoxy is a bit heavier than an equal amount of water. It goes about 9¼ lb/gal. One of the downsides of epoxy is that it is very easy for excesses of it to accumulate in corners and crannies and under layers of 'glass that are allowed to float away from the wood.Lightweight construction demands that epoxy application be under tight control. The neophyte's urge to make things better usually translates into making things heavier. Charlie

In Response to: Re: fiberglass thoughts by Lenny Flank on Oct 14, 2005