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    Know anyone who makes fiberglass molds?

    Trying to find someone who makes fiberglass molds. I'm going to start experimenting with making carbon fiber parts; while I understand how to make a mold and could probably do OK at it, sometimes it's better to let someone who's done it before do it for you. Anyone here set up to do it, or know anyone who is?


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    Check with 305coco

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    I've been hoarding a 80 lb roll of thich fiberglass matting for a few years. Can't get the courage to do experiments or purchase supporting gear. It's worth a good chunk of change and I'm willing to dump it if it helps someone to gain ground or experiment cheaply. I know it's a $600 roll and it will cost a bit to ship but it's near 19713 if you or the pro (or anyone else) might be interested. I think I'll take about 250 picked up. Tell me what you need to know about it- I'm not a pro but I can take a compressed thickness measurement and close up pictures of the composition. I've seen 1-yd squares of this selling on ebay for rediculous money. PM if intrested. This looks like enough to make a hull to me. It's 5' high I think.

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    Geez, that's a bit more than I would need; the largest thing I would be interested in molding is a hood/fairing piece.

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    With the number of cheap hulls out there and given how hard it is to get one right, making a hull yourself seems like a pretty wild thing to do anyway. a CF top with seamless mirrors might be cool.

    now copying one using carbon fiber- WOW. No cheeze-I actually know an x seal who made a surf-punching unsinkable rescue boat by hand- I mean a BIG one like 36 ft. It was almost all aluminum. He told me that he was going to make an aluminim waverunner next just for fun. I haven't seen him for a couple years I wonder if he did it.

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