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Old 10-17-2019, 01:10 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by fractalphreak View Post

Greetings! I am just about to embark on the very same project, almost the exact size. My tentative first glance is 10x14, looking to stay on the lighter side as our main purpose is a permanent weather cover and solar mount. Take and post lots of pics, and what materials quantities/cost you see. Would love to see how your methods work!

4 gal resin about $80 ea

16 yards 17oz biax cloth, brushes, rollers, squeegees etc $200
from US Composites

1/2 sheet 1/2" ply for jig, cut on band saw this morning

1 sheet xps foam insulation used to build up edges $20

So about $620 so far.

this will be offset if I sell the current frame & bimini

Now anything yuo build related to solar is tax exempt plus a tax rebate
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