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  1. #1
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    Oct 2002
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    fairing stitch and glue Fife

    I am building a stitch and glue Fife rowboat, a multichine design. My strakes do not meet as evenly as they should, I now realize after filleting. I think that before fiberglassing the outside of the hull, I should either sand down the edge of the strakes that project too far, or fill with thickened epoxy to bring up to level the strakes that don't. The ov erlap is not really terrible but there are places where I don't think the fiberglas would make the turn as it is.

    So which do I do? Sand or fill? Or a combination?

    And if I fill, what is the best thing to add to the epoxy -- wood flour or cabosil or something else?

    Thanks

    Robin

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
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    You are right; fiberglass does not go around sharp corners well. You should use a combination of filling the low spots and taking down the highs so there is a smooth transition for the glass. Cabosil will work, but if you are going for a clear finish wood flower will look better.


 

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