Fiberglass Bonding

bonding the cockpit to the stringers and bulkheads

bonding the cockpit to the stringers and bulkheads

After the boat is decked it is time for some dirty work.  The cockpit has to be bonded to the bulkheads and stringers with fiberglass so there is no flex in the floor and the boat is stronger and stiffer.  This involves sticking my head in the cockpit locker and putting the resin coated pieces in place.  I have a stack of the mat and cloth cut to the size I like and will wet them out with resin in a pan while kneeling in the cockpit.  Then I reach into the locker and put the piece on the seam.  I work with pieces that are less than 12″ long and about 6″ wide so that they are easier to handle.  When the resin cures I will grind the edges and excess so it is neat,

fiberglass pieces

fiberglass pieces

-Matt

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