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Old 04 October 2008, 14:13   #1
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fiberglassing a anchor box

hi ive a old searider and want to build a anchor box at the front so i can do away with the old barrel, ive pre cut the plywoog sheets to fit and are going to hold in place with pink grip then fiberglass the inside then screw a top on and fiberglass that so its sealed up then cut in the top a hatch lid so i can pull out the rope and replace the lid and use as a seat, whot materials do i need to do the job , i think its resin and hardener fiberglass mating or sheets is there owt alse or have i got these wrong.
cheers for any help,
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Old 04 October 2008, 15:46   #2
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I think i am correct in stating that polyester resin wont bond to wood well, i was thinking of making a locker for my SR5, what i was going to do was completley cover both sides of the wood with resin and tissue, then glass the encased wood into the boat, and flowcoat over the top.
You could use epoxy instead but its more expensive, but will bond to the wood. Either way you will need to key up the area you are bonding to for the resin to adhere.
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Old 04 October 2008, 15:51   #3
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don't use pinkgrip unless its for a temporary fix
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WTF is pink grip? sounds like its for holding dentures in
Is it like gripfill? Sikaflex may hold it in but i would rather epoxy it in.
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pinkgrip is another type of gripfill or no nails etc etc
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Have a chat to these people, they supply Osprey and and a few others in the trade, bt do a good little booklet on how to,

http://www.glasplies.co.uk/

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Have a chat to these people, they supply Osprey and and a few others in the trade, bt do a good little booklet on how to,

http://www.glasplies.co.uk/

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Just look on you tube......grp resin....loads of vids showing you how.
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Have a chat to these people, they supply Osprey and and a few others in the trade, bt do a good little booklet on how to,

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sorry pete...did not mean to quote you...wrong button.
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just been to a boat jumble and got some glass matting but the epoxy resin was too expensive for just a small job on my rib, how long would the normal resin last compaired to the exoxy resin. its only to make a anchor box at the front of rib i dont want a expert job finish.its a old rib and not worth that much spending on it.the plastic bucket does just as good a job. cheers andy
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as long as you dont expect any great mechanical strength from the wood to resin bond polyester will be fine. IE encase the wood completley in matt then glass in.
or paint the wood with some west systems epoxy as a "primer" then just glass it in with the polyester resin.
a small west systemsis kit, enough to use as a primer is about a tenner.
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