11th Jan 2018, 07:57 AM #1
Fibre glass sheathing the external longitudinals.
I am in the process of building a Spira Seneca dory for my son to fish the inland rivers & lakes. It is a 4.3mtr. flat bottom dory with about 300mm lift at the bow. I am about to fit the 9mm ply sides and then the outer gunnel and chine longitudinals.. My question is should I glass the outside of the hull before I fit the outer gunwale and chine longitudinals ?Seeing as these timbers are rubbing strips if I ever have to replace them it would be much easier if I didn’t have to cut through the hull sheathing glass. I would sheath the hull first with two layers of 6 oz. cloth and then fit the outer chine member and gunnel and sheath them individually with say 6 inch wide glass tape and would then only have to cut through that without disturbing the main sheathing if they ever needed replacing. I also plan on fitting a false keel about 3-1/2” x ¾” and a couple of strakes as well(runners) The same query applies to these – should I sheath them with glassseparately?
Any thoughts on this?
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