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Old 03 November 2009, 02:56   #1
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Which fibreglass fabric?

Just about to start on the console build and have built up the base in 9mm ply. So I am about to cover this in fibreglass but I am starting to feel that CSM (300gm) is going to be a bit hard to get round the tight radiuses.

So which fabric would be best as an alternative? Woven Roving ? or Biaxial Fabric ?
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If you have a decent radius then the CSM will go around it fine.
For my Dinghy mould I was told 600g CSM x 3 layers or for the most strength CSM then WR then CSM.
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a skin coat of 300 csm is perfect for any radius, large or small, then multiple layers, or 2-3 of 600csm should do the trick. Bit of ply in the dash area to support the steering, perhaps a bit more behind the remote,
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My console has this to reinforce the steering and sides:

http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.u.../-c-23_36.html
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I use coremat on big flat panels, but ply is what you really need to stiffen where the helm goes.
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