Trimming Glass at stems?

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JesseP
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Trimming Glass at stems?

Post by JesseP » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:05 pm

Hey all, Just finished glassing the hull of my canoe!! Looks pretty good I think. I am just wondering when it comes to trimming the glass at the stems, the book says to trim flush and then sand with 220. I'm just wondering if I am suppose to lay a strip of glass vertically along the stem?? as it sits now if I trim flush the stem will be bare wood on the leading edge... Thanks again for all the help thus far. Pictures to follow..

Jessep
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hw771230
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Re: Trimming Glass at stems?

Post by hw771230 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:38 pm

In the book it assumes you are using a stem band. If you are not, a strip of bias cut fibreglass should be used on the stems. I used two layers of fibreglass on mine.

Hope this helps.

Caleb

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