Boat Maintenance

A tester bonds strips of fiberglass over sections of a non-gelcoated fiberglass panel that had been treated with mold release agents.

Unsticking Molds

PS tests FRP mold-releasing agents.

Our boats are molded, heart and soul, from fiberglass resin. And while sailors will argue for hours over the best splice, multi-function display, or anchor, repairs or modification to the actual fiberglass structure are considered a black art. However, working with composite structures is not much more complicated than woodworking; it just requires a new skillset and a different bag of tricks.

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