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Old 09-06-2002, 12:08 AM
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Can anyone reccomend a good book on fiberglass repair and construction. One with step by step instructions and illustraitions. I have found a couple, but they are copywrighted in the mid to late 80's. There must be something out there with the never technology.

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heres a couple of video's an books offered by one of my suppliers. i may have some others but i will have to dig deeper an will try to post a few more. have you done any searches on amazon or any thing like that?

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thats supposed to be a link up there . . .came through funny looking on my PC . . . let me know if it dosent work an i will retry it
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Thanks glassdave the link works fine. I did search on amazon and came up with 4 books that look good. The Fiberglass Manual by Keith Hoakes. Fiberglass and Composite Materials by Forbes Aird. Glassfibre Handbook by R.H. Warring. and the Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual by Alan H. Vaitses. Just looking for some opinions on what the best book out there may be.

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Kirk-
check out West Systems epoxy- West Marine carries the stuff, and there is a web site with How-to's for repairs, etc. One thing to remember is to have a good back-scratcher around afterwards...

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Kirk, Have you checked out the LINKS I have at the bottom of my "BOAT BUILDING" page on my website??? You are bound to find something there. Especially the Boat Building Community link.
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Thanks, Sharkey great website, tons of information. Bulldog thanks for the insight on the West system.
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Fred does that mean that you smartened up and are not going to do any more of these projects I am thinking the same way
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Thanks Fred I appreciate the offer. How is the Sonic coming? It looks great in the pictures you posted. I picked up a project boat for this winter. It's a 12' Baja Scat Cat, I got it for my girls, I'm lucky, they enjoy boating as much as I do.

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PS. Do you still have my address? And let me know how much the shipping is
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