Adam Boats – Bonito 25 – Making a boat using resin infusion. 3 man team.

Resin infusion is a great way to manufacture fiberglass boats.  The large parts of the boat are the hulls and the decks.  There have been many ways to make these in the past, and modern tools and technology allow for improvements in finished properties including strength and weight.

There are also several environmental advantages.  Employee exposure to the resin chemicals is minimized, and there is a large reduction in Volatile Organic Compounds that are released into the atmosphere.

From Youtube Szkutnikamator

Making of a fibreglass motorboat using resin infusion. This video shows how Adam Boats manufacture each of their hulls and decks using resin infusion by hand. We use hand made forms which are first crafted from wood and then transformed into a fibreglass mould. This mould is then used to manufacture multiple identical copies of the original form. This process is both very difficult and time consuming but the results are stunningly effective. Many layers of fabreglass and other special matieral are laminated together and finally infused with resin. Please enjoy the video and if you have any queries please visit.

How to laminate wood with epoxy for wooden boat building (Part 1 of 2)

Epoxy is a great adhesive for wood materials- especially in a marine environment.  One example is for use when building and repairing wooden boats.

From Youtube Tips from a Shipwright

In this video Lou shows how he laminates the frames on his Norwegian built 8 Metre (1948). The wooden frames are made of parallel pieces sandwiched between two progressive bevel sawn laminates and then glued together with epoxy. In Part 2 the frames will be installed while the glue is still wet

In Part 2, Master Shipwright Louis Sauzedde demonstrates his method for installing laminated frames during the restoration of his own 1948 Johan Anker 8-meter. In Part 1, Sauzedde cut the laminates and applied the glue, now watch as he installs the frame in place with the glue still wet, and uses screws to clamp the laminates together.