Redbay Boats - Construction
when you must go
Redbay Boats construct hulls and decks
own moulds. Tube-sets and all other fittings are out sourced.
GRP lay ups are made using Scott Bader
with Multi-axial reinforcement cloths, box
section foam stringers and Corex foam cored cabins and deck.
Marine ply is used for the transom (50mm minimum), bulkheads
and decks (19mm) and
cabin roofs and cabin sides use balsa wood (12mm).
Lay ups start from gel coating then 450gm/sqm chopped strand
glass fibre matting. Then another three to seven more lay ups
the size of craft under construction, interspersed with 900grm/sqm
and heavy weight roving cloths. All bonded together with isothermic
resin. An extra 900grm/sqm is laid along the keel for heavy duty
applications. GRP thickness ranges from 6.2mm - 12.7mm depending
upon the model and are heavily
reinforced with longitudinal and transverse stiffeners.