i recieved the ply today, arranged it through my employer got good deal. i am about to start cutting all the pieces over the next couple of weeks. due to christmas, starting will be slow as i have alot happening. my problem is that i have been reading alot about hovercrafts and there are a few method to the construction.the things i wish to find out are as follows.........
1/. after cutting and putting together do i do, the stitch and glue method or do i fibreglass the whole thing.
2/. do i apply the epoxy resin fully, to all parts before attempting to fit together
3/. the craft i will be building is exactly twice the size of the original plans so, should i go thicker with the ply. if so how thick? i believe that the ply if reinforced with a couple of coats of epoxy resin will give the hull the extra strength required. i will be using thicker beams in the framework and as the craft is alot bigger i will have many more joints. therefor i will be fibre glassing all joints to give extra strength where it will be required.
4/. for this size craft which would be the skirt to use?
this is enough questains for now, i suppose. i dont read french so i miss alot in translation. i have an engineering background so dont worry pascall, tezza and hovpod, i am made but i do have an rough idea of my limitations. i have read alot on hovercrafts everyday and understand the theories behind these crafts. some of my idea's will blow your minds, guys. when i start i would like to post photo's and my progress if thats alright? love you guys to see it as i build it and maybe get some advise. catch ya guys later. tony