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Old 21 August 2005, 16:37   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Norfolk
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
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Using a mould

I've searched on here but not really found what I was looking for.

Suppose I have a mould for a small boat, (and suppose I have the right to use it) how do I go about getting a boat out of it. The way I see it is: you wax the mould, throw in a load of resin and fibreglass, wait for it to cure, take it out, somehow bond it to the deck moulding u have also made, then gel coat it.....

All hypothetical of course.......

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Old 21 August 2005, 16:46   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: I.O.W/Bristol
Boat name: HotShot
Make: shakey
Length: 5m +
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make sure mould is tip top, wack on a load of release agent, gelcoat, layup fabric and resin, glass in stringers and ribs and transom etc, leave to cure, whip it out. Then if you have a seperate deck mould, do the same and join the two together with ducktape (perhaps). If you don't have a seperate deck mould, glass in a plywood deck and flo coat it all (also known as gel wash, gel coat with a wax additive that allows it to cure in the presence of air).

I reckon thats about simple terms anyway. Ask stevetheboat, he knows what he's talking about unlike me.

check out and request a catalogue....loads of info in there.

Hope that helps!

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