canoe, part 9: glassing the outside of the hull

When thinking about building the canoe in the living room, what I was by far most worried about was how to deal with the epoxy, and how good an idea it would be to use epoxy inside our living room, after all there are three children and a baby living in that flat. After a lot of research I decided that it would be OK to work with the epoxy inside if I could ventilate enough. We arranged it so that we did the glassing the day before leaving for a weekend trip somewhere and everything went really well. Glassing needs a lot of preparation and then a lot of concentration for a couple of hours. My dad had been working with epoxy quite a bit and it really is straight forward as long as one does what is recommended!!! One problem was to get the room to always have a slightly declining temperature, I did this by heating it up over night and then opening up the windows occasionally. There were only very few places where the epoxy had some air inclusions. when the hull is glassed it looks absolutely amazing…

father and son glassing a canoe

father and son glassing a canoe

its good to have overlapping fiberglass cloth because it soaks up the epoxy running down...

its good to have overlapping fiberglass cloth because it soaks up the epoxy running down…

after a whole day of work the canoe really looked different now

after a whole day of work the canoe really looked different now

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