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Amateur Projects -
TLC 19


Thanks to Colin Thornton of Johannesburg, South Africa, for this series of photos of his one-off GRP TLC 19 project. More photos will be added as the project progresses.



Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Example of temporary Pine frame from which the mould was constructed.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Frames erected on well braced building stocks.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Framing skinned with polystyrene foam over longitudinal battens. Colin was not able to source PVC foam when needed, which would have allowed him to use the foam as the core for sandwich construction. This polystyrene foam is a part of the female mould over which a solid GRP hull will be laminated.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Here Colin is applying a barrier layer to prevent the polyester resin from attacking the polystyrene foam. An alternative but more costly option would be to use epoxy resin for the hull laminate, without risk of attacking the foam.

Argie 10 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders
Another view of the mould with foam attached.

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