A journal of the history of the '60s Batman Batboat, how I came to buy a replica and my hopeful adventures in repairing and making it a functional Anti-Crime cruiser.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Batboat Rebuild: Day 28 June 23, 2009
I want this to be the strongest Batboat transom in maritime history.
I added 1708 cloth along the parameter to anchor the ply to the hull. Each strip of cloth is overlaps 1 1/2 to 2 inches, sometimes more. It is among the strongest fiberglass cloth weaves available.
This boat will not have trouble out on the water, at least not on that end. lol!
When done correctly fiberglass laminates clear.
No matter what you try, fiberglass dust gets everywhere. Even on camera lenses. It is best to use the grinder on a boat outdoors or in a place you can easily clean. You can't completely get rid of it. Use an air compressor to blow as much of it off your work clothes before entering your house. Trust me.
I took the excess cloth off all the stringers, too.