Cloth or Mat?

smitty

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Rebuilding pilot house on my Mannino. Spoke to Joe from Merton's and he suggested 10oz cloth over mat. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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LadyMaureen

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I would think Mertons is a great source for this info. I agree cloth will be stronger although a little tougher to work with. I have used biaxal for my last few projects and was pretty happy on all levels. I use Reinforced Plastics in Farmingdale. Ask for Craig (great guy).

Good luck.
 

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I agree that mat is by far stonger. However it is much harder to work with. It appears that your house is constructed of ¾ plywood. Therefore you already have given the vessel great strength. If it was my build I would therefore go with mat. Most likely two layers inside & out. The process will go faster and the look with some fairing compound will give a nice finish. Re-enforced Plastics is a good start. If you need a second opinion I would also talk to Warren at DynaGrout
http://dynagroutfiberglass.com/default.aspx?pageId=1
 

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Mat

2 layers of mat. Layed up together so they dry as 1 piece, and butt the seams rather than overlap if you want a smooth finish since it is 2 layers.
 

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pre cut the mat and lay them at the same time, roll the resin on your plywood put on the first piece of mat wet it then put on the second piece wet it then use the metal roller to roll out the air .
 

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Worded better

Laci gale said it better.
 

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Smitty,

Can you send some pictures of the inside of the wheelhouse...

In the fwd corner are there any supports? Might be looking to do the same shortly...
 

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