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Definitely an interesting idea, but I'm not sure you would be able to keep the cloth from wicking the epoxy past the edge. Perhaps if you stopped short of the edge by 1/2" to 1", this would work. You'd have to pre-assemble the hull and deck before you applied the cloth so that you could do your final fitting. Sounds good in theory, but I'm not sure how it would work in practice. Let us know what you decide.
> I'm about to glass the inside of the deck. I was thinking that if I left
> an inch or two of fibreglass cloth beyond the sheer strip and carefully
> resined only up to the sheer strip, I could then use this excess cloth to
> bind the hull and deck together instead of using a separate piece of
> fibreglass tape.
> Anyone else try this before? was it successful and/or worth it?
> Thanks again in advance!
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