Turtle Mold

  • February 26, 2013 6:45 AM
    Message # 1226720
    What ever happened to the turtle mold?
  • February 26, 2013 7:01 PM
    Reply # 1228478 on 1226720
    Chinook industries in Portland Oregon has a turtle mold. Their number is  (503) 287-5794 ....I think

    Word was that there was another mold floating around, but I think that is an urban legend.
  • February 27, 2013 5:07 PM
    Reply # 1229337 on 1226720
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Searched through the old site and found the following information.

    AJ Hicks
    Posted on Friday, December 01, 2006 - 11:26 pm:
    R.I.P - I just got a message that the turtle (possible word mold left out?) has died before anyone would come to it's rescue and claim it. It was buried in a proper landfill of unknown location.

    rich morpurgo
    Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 02:56 am:    
    I made a turtle several years ago. I used mold release wax on the mold. That will keep the resin from adhering.

    Bud Taplin
    Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 06:35 pm:    
    ... You should use a layer of mat with each layer of cloth. The mat goes down first, and it holds the resin. The cloth goes over it, and you can squeege the cloth to remove the air bubbles. There is also a product called Fabmat, which has the mat stitched to the cloth. ( 

    A thin sheet plastic would work well to keep the part from sticking to the mold. Especially since this first layer will be on the inside of the turtle, it doesn't matter if there are wrinkles on the surface caused by the plastic, as they will not be seen.

    Smooth out the exterior cloth as well as possible, as this surface will be seen, and you also will not have to use so much filler when finishing the surface.

    You might want to use polyester resin rather than epoxy. Much easier to work with, and since this is not a structural part, or a repair, you do not need the added properties of epoxy. Polyester resin is also less expensive than epoxy, and so much easier to work with.

    Bud Taplin
    Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 04:59 pm:    
    Three layers should be more than sufficient. You may need some ridges across the turtle to keep the curve from sagging. Those should be built onto the mold though.

    october 31, 2009

    I have a mold for a fiberglass hatch turtle for the Westsail 32. I made a very nice sea turtle from it. I had the mold completely repaired by our local boatyard fiberglass wizard. It is sitting in my garage and my wife has decreed that it must go so that she can put her car in this winter. If someone wants it, they can have it for the cost of shipping via UPS, plus the $170.00 that I paid the last guy for it.

    Bob Mitchell

    2/27/13 - Just had an email from Bob - the mold above didn't find a home and was destroyed during a move.  Jay

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  • December 29, 2014 3:29 PM
    Reply # 3178025 on 1226720
    Deleted user

    I had that turtle mold.  I gave it to someone for the cost of shipping.  It would be pretty easy to make if someone wanted to.


  • January 01, 2015 4:10 PM
    Reply # 3179340 on 1226720

    Look at the turtle I had made without a mold on my member profile photos.



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