How much fiberglass required for a 17'?

according to the instructions, I need 24' (8 yards) of 6oz fiberglass for the hull.  But my boat is 17' long and this would give me 24 feet of fabric.  Can I purchase just enough to cover?

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RE: How much fiberglass required for a 17'?

Don't forget the inside of the cockpit. When you count that in, 24' will be just enough.

 

RE: How much fiberglass required for a 17'?

I appreciate your input, Laszlo.  I've already glassed my cockpit, so looks like I won't need that much fabric. 

 Reading the instructions, they never mention glassing the cockpit under the "glassing the hull" instructions, so I would not have realized what the extra fabric was for.

Thanks,

Runriverrun

RE: How much fiberglass required for a 17'?

I used 4oz for the cockpit, but had purchased 8 yards of the 6oz based on the plans/kit info.  As it turns out, I'll end up using most of it, for additional strips on the hull (bow & stern, where I sanded through and for reinforced glass for abrasion resistance), for reinforcing the coaming (carbon fiber), and various other items.

But it seems you could get by with a purchase of just 18 feet worth (6 yards???).

Larry

RE: How much fiberglass required for a 17'?

Turns out I have plenty.  I just finished glassing the hull and deck with enough left over to do the upper part of the cockit that I haven't done yet, and the various other parts, hull strips, coaming.  It's looking good!

Alas, I return to school on Monday and probably won't be able to work on it anymore till spring break! 

RE: How much fiberglass required for a 17'?

Riverrun,

Don't know where you go to school, but if your temps are anything like mine (lately), you're better off returning to school!  So frickin' cold I can't run a sander!!!

It'll make a great spring project, and an awesome summer launch!

Larry

RE: How much fiberglass required for a 17'?

Oh, so sorry about the frosty weather where ever you are.  It's mid-50's here with mid-40's at night.  And with the use of a heated shop, no comlaints!

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