Glassing the top of my Tuffy

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Glassing the top of my Tuffy

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Its been years since Ive been on here. Think I left off having a 650xs merc in my possession, briefly. Since then my Tuffy has been in storage unfortunately not claiming any fame. Bought a fishing boat instead, found the love for archery and kind of stepped away from it.

I'm looking to glass the top of the Tuffy for a few reasons.
1 - Durability and longevity
2 - Smooth finish with great looks
3 - Need the know how for future reference

So, lightweight 4oz cloth with epoxy? 7.5oz with epoxy was used on the bottom, which I might sand & fill again anyways.

I've done a brief search on here what to use but there seem to be varying opinions...

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

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Re: Glassing the top of my Tuffy

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the 4oz glass will keep your plywood from checking and gives you a good base for your topcoat of paint or varnish. the lightweight cloth weave is easy to fill and level.
if you did a mahogany or wood deck like the classics, just epoxy as a base and then varnish or paint
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