Talented woodworker, Chris Schoenberg of Third Coast Craftsman (now Boatbuilding!), has had good luck so far with his wooden drift boat boatbuilding project. This week’s video, however, shows that not all skills can be assumed – like the fine art of fiberglassing that we know can be trickier than expected. As can easily happen, Chris ended up a few hands and a few mixed epoxy cups short of a smooth, straightforward job applying the fiberglass to the wooden boat. His disappointment is palpable and you know from his reaction that he will never again underestimate the work and prep that goes into fiberglassing.
What tips would you offer to a novice about laying down and wetting out their first big fiberglass job? Everyone has special tips and techniques and even Chris has a cool tip for us hidden in today’s video of the week. Leave your comments below.