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Old 05-29-2014, 04:33 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by gijoe985 View Post
The guy in that article states this-

I have a lot of cloth, the woven kind. Not a lot of mat. Think I should buy some mat? I thought cloth would work better...
Since the mat is only used on the inside,it doesn't show.It's typically less expensive than cloth and can be used to thicken (stiffen) sections.
Strips of cloth or mat 'tape' can also be used for reinforcement.
Paper tubes,and half-tubes can also be used for stiffeners as well.One of my powerboat hulls was constructed this way.
Also,when doing cloth layups,if you rotate the weave of the second later 45-degrees from the first,you'll gain tensile strength in more directions than if you duplicate the first layers orientation.

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