February 26, 2017
Presumably this is part of a hull. Found it in a trash barrel in the Cortez boatyard. Click to see the texture better.
This entry was posted on February 26, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Abstracts, Boats, Built Environment and was tagged with boat hull, Cortez, fiberglass, fishing village, Florida, photography.
It looks rusty at first glance and with the colour as it is but on closer inspection I see it is fibreglass! Nicely caught.
February 26, 2017 at 6:17 AM
Thanks, Alastair. It is the color of rust (hadn’t thought about that!), but you’re right: it’s fiberglass.
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February 26, 2017 at 7:28 AM
There are a lot of boats in this area made from fiberglass. This one may have seen better days but it’s terrific subject matter.
February 26, 2017 at 2:09 PM
Agree. This was just a chunk of stuff about 12 by 18 inches. Wonder where the rest of the boat is . . .
February 26, 2017 at 2:19 PM
I knew someone who worked in fiberglass boat building, in Maine, until it nearly killed him – I do think he got out in time! It’s nasty stuff but it’s making a nice texture here, years after.
February 26, 2017 at 6:12 PM
The texture of weathered fiberglass boat hulls is interesting. Did you see the series of four photographs that began at https://lindagrashoff.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/all-that-glitters-4-2/? My favorite photograph of a beached fiberglass boat, however, is this one with the sunlight shining through: https://lindagrashoff.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/boat-light/. I hope your friend did get out of the fiberglass-boat-building business in time to regain his health. And I hope more safeguards are in place now for people working with fiberglass. Just Googled fiberglass safety; nasty stuff.
February 26, 2017 at 8:03 PM
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