4" Glass Tape Question

Welcome to PocketShip.net! This bulletin board is for builders of the Chesapeake Light Craft-John C. Harris "PocketShip" design, a 15-foot micro cruiser sailboat built from a kit or plans.

For more information on PocketShip, click here: http://www.clcboats.com/pocketship

This site gathers PocketShip builders in one place. Here you can share photos, tips, questions, and---eventually---your sailing adventures in PocketShip! CLC will also post design updates and tips here as they come up.

We'll try to knock down spam as quickly as possible.

Moderator: John C. Harris

Forum rules
Spam or commercial posts will be deleted.
This is a civil forum: no flames or drunken tirades.
Please stay on-topic.
PocketShip's Web Page: http://www.clcboats.com/pocketship
If you need CLC customer service: http://www.clcboats.com/forms/contact_us.html
We'll try to delete spam as soon as it appears.

4" Glass Tape Question

Postby SMHolmans on Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:24 pm

Hi all. My kit came with a 50 yard (46 metre) roll of 9 ounce x 4" (305 gsm x 7.6 cm) fibreglass tape, as well as the huge roll of 6 ounce fibreglass fabric which I have been using to 'glass the interior of the lower hull.

I am nearly done with the lower hull and my attention has turned to what comes next, and I can see very few calls for 4" tape in the build manual - certainly not 50 yards' worth!

So, my question is … what is the 4" tape for? It is listed in the Materials List on page 13, but the manual is otherwise largely silent on how to use it!

Grateful for any light that you can shed on this.

Steve
SMHolmans
 
Posts: 56
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:38 am
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Re: 4" Glass Tape Question

Postby Shudoman on Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:47 am

Yep... I had a lot left over too. In the years since building my PocketShip I've been using it in other projects. I also had a ton of the wood flour and silica left over. I wouldn't worry about it.

Good Luck,
Bill
Shudoman
 
Posts: 138
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:31 pm

Re: 4" Glass Tape Question

Postby SMHolmans on Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:38 am

Thanks Bill. I had also been wondering where the enormous amount of wood flour and silica was going to be used!

Steve
SMHolmans
 
Posts: 56
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:38 am
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


Return to PocketShip Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Tom G and 4 guests