What weight FG is included in the Malahini kit?

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What weight FG is included in the Malahini kit?

Postby Jlbritt » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:51 pm

Hi there!

Just received my Malahini FG kit but the weight of the FG is not listed anywhere. I want to finish the hull with natural grain showing but am not sure if the kit includes fabric light enough for this. Anyone know if I need to go buy lighter weight fabric or will the kit suffice?

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Re: What weight FG is included in the Malahini kit?

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:33 am

Jlbritt

I believe that it is 6 or 7 oz. I've used 8 oz. which works fine even where it over laps, ie 16 oz. Don't worry about it you'll be fine. Just make a test panel or two to practice.

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Re: What weight FG is included in the Malahini kit?

Postby vupilot » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:51 pm

I bought 4oz just to be on the safe side and used the Glen-L glass on the bottom. Never been disappointed in that decision. I think you can get a very clear finish with the 7 oz but I've also talked to people who weren't totally pleased with their fiberglass job. I think its just less forgiving the thicker it is for a first timer like I was. If you practice first like Bill said you can probably do a real nice job but call me a chicken, it just didn't seem worth the risk to me. Definitely have helpers to mix the epoxy so you can just focus on spreading it.

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Re: What weight FG is included in the Malahini kit?

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:55 am

It is 7 ounce cloth that comes in the kits...


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