Using a laminating table
Wetting out strips of glassfibre mat on a table – an old kitchen worktop laminate is ideal for the purpose – before bonding them to the hull saves time and makes more consistent, lighter. stronger and less brittle laminates
10 ... and placed into position on the new section. The whole lot is then rolled to exclude air for a perfect bond.
1 Pour a measured amount of resin into the mixing pot – the pump-type dispensers might need a good thump.
2 Then add the correct, metered amount of hardener to the mix.
6 Another sheet of mat of a slightly larger size is then laid onto the first sheet and stippled full of resin.
8 The area to be covered (in this case a transom stiffener for the outdrive leg) is then coated with resin.
7 A third sheet is applied before all three are rolled to ensure they are thoroughly wetted-out.
5 A sheet of mat that has previously been cut to size is laid into the resin and further resin added and stippled in.
The three-layer mat is carefully lifted off the table...
3 Stir thoroughly to ensure a proper mix is achieved.
4 Resin is first applied to the wetting-out table.