I am just starting construction on a Shearwater 14 kit and am wondering about the fiberglass layup on the hull.
The manual suggests:
Inside hull: 4 oz cloth in cockpit, tape seams in fore and aft compartments
Outside hull: 4 oz cloth, one full layer, one football, one strip of keel tape
I am considering:
Inside hull: 4 oz cloth entire inside (I will be removing bulkheads anyway since I'm going to move them around a bit so I figured I'd put in spacers to hold hull open correct amount and just lay glass on the whole thing)
Outside hull: 6 oz cloth plus keel tape (no football - after reading several descriptions of trying to wet out three layers at once and dealing with straggling threads I am a bit nervous about trying that layup)
I've read a few other posts on this topic, and I realize it is a matter of opinion (either go with the manual - they know what they're talking about vs. you're building it you can do it the way you want). Any thoughts from others who have built Shearwaters on relative strenght of these two layups and how hard it was to wet out 3 layers and deal with stray threads on football?