Width wise Fiberglassing

Hello, my local suppliers only have 50" wide cloth, I believe running it widthwise would be less waste and easier to manage, is there any strength loss compared to running it lengthwise?

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RE: Width wise Fiberglassing

   When fiberglassing a kayak or other long boat, using the longest pieces allows you to avoid seams which are a pain to sand smooth.  You can't butt the edges together because that causes loss of strength.  Sometimes you have to add fiberglass cloth to cover areas too wide.  Then you need at least a two inch overlap of the cloth to maintain strength.  On a canoe or other long boat, you can put the cloth on diagonally and avoid the waste of small pieces.  Enjoy.

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