WORLDS LARGEST RP SAILBOAT BOASTS UNUSUAL CONSTRUCTION

Brief description of construction of the hull which consists of 4- by 10 ft glass-fiber-reinforced polyester sheets laid up within a jig frame. These sheets are fabricated on-site by using a special high-impact polyester resin. Glass-fiber roving is embedded in the resin, which is fabricated at room temperature. Polyurethane-foam longitudinal stiffeners along the hulls length provide extra strength. With this method of construction, the finished hull has a strength factor six to eight times that of normal laminates.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cahners Publishing Company

    270 St Paul Street
    Denver, CO  USA  80206
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.
  • Serial:
    • Plastics World
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Cahners Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1972 12:00AM