In a recent coversation with a local (very experienced) shipwright, I was given an alternative to the CLC recommended method for applying fiberglass as follows:
1. Roll on a thin layer of resin and let it cure to tacky.
2. Lay the glass on the tacky surface and roll on another thin coat of resin. Use a metal roller (it looks like a collection of washers on a roller frame) to work out any bubbles.
3. Apply filler layers as required per CLC recommendations.
The advantage is supposed to be that the glass cannot float when it is layed on the tacky surface and you end up using less resin.
Has anyone tried anything like this? I am sure there are plenty of opinions out there in any case.