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Old 03 February 2005, 14:40   #11
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Possibly but if the material is PVC based then polyester resin or gel will not adhere to it. Hence a thin PVC plastic sheet is ideal for such jobs. But if you use polyethylene or acrylic etc it would be wise to apply a couple of coats of PVA liquid release agent - or at least several coats of release wax.
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Sounds like my next course of action is to cut the bottom of that fuel tank recess. I'll probbaly just replace that with a piece of marine ply sikaflex'ed and scrwed round - it can't be seen once a fuel tank is in place. (Willl post picture of deck in due course).
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Right.....have just cut the bottom off the recessed fuel tank storage bit. This has revealed the inside of the hole. The hole runs about 2 feet in either direction of the access hole. I can just about get my arm through the gap to access the rest of the hole. I've washed it all down (loads of dust from grinding). Once it's dried out completely what should I do next?
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Dunno if this will work, but if you need more access you could cut a hole aft of the hole you presently have and then fill it with a plastimo 600mmx355mm hatch (30 from a plastimo stockist) when you're done. You could then use it as a rope locker or something, although you could have problems with water collecting between hull and deck.

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That's a good idea; your the second person to suggest that!

I'm hoping however that I won't need another hole.....
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Tim. Try this http://www.brokeboats.com/hulls.html

Some good tips which may help.

Good luck with the project

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Tim can you cut an arched shape section out of the vertical faces of that tank well large enough to be able to see what your laminating fore and aft?

If so this would allow you to see what your a) doing and b) what the final glasswork looks like.
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