RIP Mold Plug

by Web FishNov 28, 2012 @ 07:43pm

So what happens when you mess up your mold release application? Just learned the hard way... Remember that beautiful looking hull model? This is what it looks like tonight:

 

 

Fortunately, the mold itself will be salvaged. It will require some extra work sanding, reinforcing and re-polishing the inner surface, but all-in-all it could have been much worse!

 

The Fiberglass Mold Is Ready!

by Web FishNov 14, 2012 @ 07:52pm

We have a mold! Or at last we think we have one... We might have an issue with the mold release. Or the balsa cover of our plug might be a tad too soft for proper release with wedges. Either way - it will soon become clear.

 

Time for Plan B

by Web FishOct 22, 2012 @ 08:53am

It's official - the hull thermoforming is no longer an immediate option. Luckily, it should not be too difficult to switch to fiberglass hull constructions. The hull frame will have to be turned into a plug for the fiberglass mold. All that is needed are 1/16" balsa sheets, glue and a bit of patience.