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    Still learning and need help with a 1 off 48" hull
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    πŸ“ Still learning and need help with a 1 off 48" hull
    3 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ paulkat1 ( Able Seaman)
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    Good evening,
    My name is Paul and I have taken on a 1 off 48" Swedish style speedboat designed by a friend of mine in Sweden. I've already built his first concept and it turned out extremely well. I will be doing a plug for the hull itself and leave most of the xps inside the boat as well. As I stated the hull is a planing hull design 48" in length with a 9" beam. My expectations to run up to approx. 40 - 45 mph. I am going to fiberglass it with epoxy and an epoxy cloth. There is so much contradiction out there; my head is spinning. I'm on a tight budget due that I am disabled and have limited funds. This is where I need help. I'm not certain how many layers of glass to use; the epoxy, etc., etc. If someone could help me; I would so much appreciate it. Thank you for your time.

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    3 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ paulkat1 ( Able Seaman)
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    Thank you very much for the tip. I was only concerned as to whether 1 layer of fiberglass would be sufficient do to the length of the boat and the speed I am seeking. The last thing I need is a hull to snap in two pieces at 40 mph. LOL
    πŸ’¬ Re: Still learning and need help with a 1 off 48" hull
    3 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Paul:
    I use ZAP Z-Poxy two part low odor finishing resin with 3/4 to 1 ounce fiberglass cloth right on your hull. 3/4 ounce is nice because the weave is very tight like silk. 1.5 ounce is closer to pantyhose. Once dry and after a very light sanding. I brush on a thin coat of finishing resin with a stiff brush to help keep the coat thin and then sand and prime for paint. Have fun -- Guy

    This video may be helpful. It's very basic, but instructive. πŸ˜‰


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