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Why Fiberglass A Boat?

On May 28, 2015, in Designer Articles, WebLetters, by Gayle Brantuk
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The following article is excerpted from our book, “How to Fiberglass a Boat”.   It may seem self-evident why one should want to cover a boat with fiberglass. But the surprising thing is that many people do not realize the REAL reasons. Some just assume that it’s the thing to do because they’ve seen it […]

Boatbuilder Tips

On January 3, 2014, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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This week I came across a couple of really good tips from other builders on our Forum and one via email. If you’ve built a boat before or many times, you may think the way you do things is common knowledge. But,often, it isn’t. We welcome any comments you have and additional ideas and helpful […]

Think Before You Fiberglass

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THINK BEFORE YOU FIBERGLASS   You are ready to apply the fiberglass covering to the boat you are building. All of the screw holes and imperfections have been filled and sanded smooth. You even took great care to minimize sanding over the Douglas-fir plywood surface as you knew that would accentuate the grain and cause […]

Build Your Dream Boat #21

On August 3, 2010, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Today we’re going to talk about fiberglassing a wood boat. Many are under the impression that when you apply fiberglass to a wood hull, it makes it structurally stronger and therefore, thinner or less quality wood can be used. This is NOT correct. First, let’s define what we mean by “fiberglass”. We are referring to […]