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Re: Fibre Glass Cloth
« Reply #5 on: 17 June, 2010, 04:13:29 PM »
do you know what the shop in handaq is called?

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« Reply #4 on: 14 June, 2010, 09:43:04 PM »
Thanks for the excellent explanation PowerYacht.

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« Reply #3 on: 14 June, 2010, 01:05:16 PM »
You surely need epoxy based resin.  Epoxy resin is the most watertight of the resins like 99.8% so its pretty safe, but also the most expensive. 
Four time or five times more to polyester. Polyester which is the cheapest resin starts at 90% water proofing and goes down to 60% after 5 to 10 years.  That means that the plywood would rotten with it.  For the glass to use I am not sure, for motorboats built in this technique usually Woven or better is used, but a cayak usually has nothing to no stress so less grade mats can be used. Go to the fiberglass shop in Handaq Industrial area and he will help you. 
That type of consturcion below is called cold molding and is very much used in the US, and a little bit in Italy and down under countries like Australian and NZ. 
In USA it is mostly used for fast and custom made sportfish yachts.  Usually the cost is the same to a standard GRP boat but it is stronger, lighter but takes more time to build.
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« Reply #2 on: 14 June, 2010, 09:31:04 AM »
Hi Grillu,

Did you try to ask any of the boat builders? Like Petercraft Boats, Buccaneer Boats and the other boat builders?
Maybe Gauchi Borda can help? 

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Fibre Glass Cloth
« Reply #1 on: 13 June, 2010, 11:26:29 PM »
this summer i am planning of building a canoe from marine plywood and then fibre glass it from the inside and outside. i would like to know where i could find this type of fibre.
it is called fibreglass cloth as can be seen in the video of this link:
any help by naming the suppliers would be greatly appreciated.

 

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