View Full Version : Fiberglass Strength

07-20-2000, 03:46 AM
I am in the process of building a 13ft. rowing skiff with a 3.5ft beam. I am using the Stitch-n-Glue construction technique and have just finished adding the fillets to the inside of the boat. I am planning on applying fiberglass cloth (6oz) to the inside and outside. I am concerned because the boat seems very flimsy. My question is, How much will the application of fiberglass strengthen the boat?

07-23-2000, 04:37 AM
Not to worry. The fiberglass will stiffen the boat somewhat, but it will probably still flex a little. By the time you get seats, gunwales, deck etc. on it will be fine.