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- A new mold is made each time a new cat is built.
This prevents any possibility of the mold being distorted and assures
have the latest in design from the designer.
Stringers are placed over the ribs to insure us that we have a fair shape in which to attach the foam.
Airex R63.80 3/4" foam attached to the mold. Then all the seams are checked and faired. This preparation done, we can start the outer skin.
Hydrex Vinylester Resin and DBM1708 biaxial fabric is then applied to half the hull. This lay up of 2 layers is then rolled flat then finished with a nylon release fabric G100-46 which is applied by a wide squeegee for smooth surface. This lay-up overlaps the center line and is ready for the other side to be laid up.
bullet proof material) will be applied to keel and front area of
Keel is added to
hull after the hull is glassed, epoxied into place, then
glassed with six layers of DBM1708 fanned out onto the hull. The
will support the cat when beached for cleaning or accidental shallow
place, we will further water proof the bottom. The vinylester
does a good job but we add more. The suggested application of a
barrier coating is Gougeon Brothers epoxy and additive 422
2 coats are applied and again we apply Release Fabric to further fair
hull and provide a surface for the next step.
The hull is
now ready for the final step in protection.
CopperPoxy 10 year anti fouling bottom coating is applied by hand and finished with Release fabric for the smoothest and fairest surface. There is a link to this product on our site for more information. Regarding the thickness of the CopperPoxy, from Ken Draper "a mil is 1/1000 of an inch. By checking conversion tables, we calculate that 8 mils would be 200 microns. A centimeter is .394 of an inch, so a millimeter is .0394 of an inch. From a more graphic viewpoint, 8 mils is approximately the thickness of a business card."
product will provide the best protection for a minimum of 10
Just think, no haul outs or the expense and hassle of finding a boat
to do the work.
is laminated, waterproofed and finished with CopperPoxy, the
hull is removed from the mold and the inside is laminated with another
layers, the same as the outside.
Since both hulls are the same, the mold is ready for the second hull.
Fuel tank bulkheads are fitted for the 500 gallons of diesel which will be duplicated in the other hull. Built right into the hull, West System Epoxy is used for the entire operation.
the bulkheads are laminated on both sides, then installed
in a bedding of epoxy bonding matrix.
Bulkheads and integral fuel tank installed. Begin vertical sides on port hull. The red color of the laminate is produced by a dye we use that assures us that the resin and catalyst is mixed thoroughly.
As you can see in the back ground, the foam is on the second hull and that whole process must now be duplicated and will take some time.
We will be putting on the bridge deck the first of march and
room on the cat will be evident. With over 800 sq. ft. of floor
space on the main deck a master suite 27' wide and a galley bigger than
For More Information, email us at Info@PedigreeCats.Com
Pedigree Cats, Inc.
1835 Ocean Avenue Phone (360) 942-2810
Raymond, WA 98577 | Fax (360) 942-2936
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