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GRP

Glass Reinforced Plastic

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EPOXY RESIN

A type of resin used in glass fibre construction or for gluing where waterproofing is required It is durable, strong and has good adhesion qualities; more expensive than the polyesters.

GLASS

A barometer.

GLASS FIBRE

Glass spun into fine flexible threads that can be chopped strand mat or woven. The glass mats are formed in a mould and solidified by the addition of a resin. The process is called Glass Reinforced Plastic (polyester), GRP.

G.R.P.

Glass reinforced plastic - fibreglass.

G.R.P.

Glass reinforced plastic - fibreglass.

LAMINATE

A structure built of successive layers, i.e.; glass fibre, plywood.

LIGHTS

1) A general term for the night illuminations of vessels/navigational aids whose specification is found in collision regulations, lists of lights and port information. 2) A thick plate of glass fitted in a vessel's structure to provide a watertight light ingress.

PLUG

1) A tapered cylinder fitting into a hole to seal a compartment. 2) The pattern on which the GRP mould for a hull is laid.

ACID POLISHING

The use of acids to polish a glass surface.

AIR LINE

1. A fault, in the form of an elongated bubble, in glass tubing. Also known as hairline. 2. A duct, hose, or pipe that supplies compressed air to a pneumatic tool or piece of equipment.
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