Wes says: The Waterlodge build continues. Just finishing up the hull.
*Build Day: Fiberglass Fill Coat*
Since by now we are grizzled veterans of fiberglassing, the work was not
so stressful and only required a team of two. And each work day when we
returned, we could still see the texture of the cloth through the
previous coat. So we were obligated to add another finish coat.
*Build Day: Fiberglass Finish Coats*
The texture of the fiberglass cloth was still visible, so weput three
more coats on after the fill coat. The Finish Coat, the Aren’t We Done
Yet Coat, and the Good Lord Please Let This Be The Last Coat.
*Build Day: Hull UV Protection*
Fiberglass over plywood is ridiculously tough. There are wood and
fiberglass boats still around after 50 years. However, fiberglass has
an Achillis Heel — sunshine. Fiberglass rapidly degrades with exposure
to UV rays.
Originally posted 2012-09-18 06:38:30.