Getting ready to fiberglass! How much epoxy?

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Getting ready to fiberglass! How much epoxy?

Postby Mark-NJ » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:18 pm

Simple question....but I can't get a handle on the answer:

How much epoxy is needed to do the fiberglassing of the hull & transom?

The build is a 16' GL "Ski-Tow".

I've been told everything from 1 gallon to 4 gallons. With epoxy costing as much as it does, I'd like to make just one purchase of an appropriate amount.

Any feedback from those that have done this size boat would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks...

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Re: Getting ready to fiberglass! How much epoxy?

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:35 pm

Buy 1 gal. that will get the glass down and probably at least one fill coat.

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Re: Getting ready to fiberglass! How much epoxy?

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:14 am

Mark,

We have the materials needed listed on the description of our kit: http://www.boatdesigns.com/Ski-Tow-Fiberglass-Kit/productinfo/71-570/

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Re: Getting ready to fiberglass! How much epoxy?

Postby Mark-NJ » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:31 am

so you're saying 3.6 gal?

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Re: Getting ready to fiberglass! How much epoxy?

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:58 am

Yes.


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