Fiberglass boats: construction and maintenance. by Boughton Cobb

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Published by Yachting Pub. Corp. in New York .

Written in English

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SeriesA Yachting book
LC ClassificationsVM341 .C7 1973
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 225 p.
Number of Pages225
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5462759M
LC Control Number73165402

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You could also look at it as a plastic. Capital costs, therefore, are quite high, which is why truly custom one-off fiberglass boats are quite rare. It is possible to build fiberglass boats cost-effectively, but only if many boats are born of the same mold. This is what is unique about fiberglass construction.

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If a boat was reasonably well designed and constructed originally, which your naval architect and your surveyor can probably tell you, then this book should enable. A Steel hulls do have a high potential for corrosion, but modern construction techniques and coatings can reduce that risk significantly.

Unfortunately, many steel boats on the used-boat market will be short on such protection. Even if you know the construction pedigree of a particular steel boat, coating life varies widely. Kit Denison: Fiberglass boats are plastic, and given time, salt water can seep into the hull and cause thousands of small blisters all over the happens all the time, but they don’t talk about it.

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About the only difference in the maintenance program between these two boats will be in finishing the topsides, a small part of a yacht’s total maintenance bill.

A traditionally built boat will require a fresh coat of paint every year or two, while a fiberglass one will need waxing every year or “Awlgrip” every 4.

Compared to solid fiberglass, core construction is lighter and/or stronger. That translates into a boat that is more easily driven, making it quicker or, with smaller sails, easier to handle.

The stiffness of cored laminate reduces the need for additional support components, delivering more interior space with fewer layout limitations. Designs for One-Off Fiberglass Construction These are all of the Glen-L boats that are designed specifically for one-off fiberglass construction.

Some can also be built with other methods and if so, will be specified in the design description. Re: Best book for fiberglass boat restoration?

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The techniques we show are common to all hull types, power or sail. Overview of the hull building method: We will create a foam hull shape around a wooden jig, fiberglass the outside, flip the hull, remove the jig and fiberglass the inside skin.

After completion of the hull, the internal components will.

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