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Product Details

>This fiberglass cloth features a #1708 E-glass Biaxial (+/-45 degree) pattern with 3/4 oz mat backing. The fiberglass tows are held together by light nylon stitching which do not affect the structural integrity of the cloth.

The flat non-crimped fibers yield reduced print-thru and higher stiffness than other woven fabrics. The mat backing adds extra thickness and makes for a smoother finished product when applied over scratches and dents. This biaxial fiberglass cloth is ideal for boat repairs, tabbing, and reinforcing.

Available in 5 sizes for your boatbuilding, wet layup, or lamination projects.

Info & Guides
1708 signifies the weight of each layer.
  • +/- 45 biaxial weave cloth is 17 ounces per square yard.
  • mat backing is 8 ounces per square yard
  • yields a total weight of 25 ounces per square yard
  • Reviews for 1708 Fiberglass Biaxial Cloth with Mat Back

    10 of 39 Reviews

    May 25, 2024

    Great product
    By Scooter from Seaford Delaware

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    A quality biaxial. Lays well.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    March 5, 2024

    Lot of material and fast delivery.
    By Bill from Lincoln, VT

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    This is a very heavy mat. You have to work to get full saturation as opposed to the usual fabric. It bridged large voids with a minimal sag.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    November 26, 2023

    1708
    By John H from Tucson AZ

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    This is my first time using the 1708. So far I haven't had any problems.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    September 28, 2023

    Makes excellent bed sheets
    By SVEOTI from ER

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    It was interesting that I was asked to review 1708 biaxial fiberglass cloth. I'm not sure what you can say about a standardized cloth used by so many people. I think we found the lay, weave, and weight perfect for our bedding. Though using it for sheets on our bed was problematic as we sleep in the buff, and it seemed mildly itchy, and we looked like porcupines on meth when we woke up every morning. It was a much better material to use as a base layer when making a quilt, though we found it is much too warm to sleep under if it catches on fire. Therefore, we layered it with an Asbestos blanket to ensure a slower burn rate on our bed. We found the emerging cough we have to be bearable when cuddling in our 1708 quilt. If careful, the edges can be sewn closely together; if you must, epoxy works too. It was rather hard to get our son out of bed after epoxying him into bed one night. My one remaining half-thumb up for this product.

    You could make a dress out of this.
    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    April 3, 2023

    So easy to work with
    By sv/BrassRing from South Carolina

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    This latest batch of Fiberglass cloth is being used to fabricate a "Black Water Tank" in the Head of my 1978 Pearson P35. I've been using this product from TOTAL BOAT for all the refurb projects on my boat. It's a great product .

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    November 19, 2022

    Good product
    By R Clark from Hutchinson, KS

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    First time using this product making a custom fan shroud for classic pickup. A couple of layers of this added the required strength allowing me to mount the electric fan in the shroud without the worry of breakage.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    July 30, 2022

    I would buy this again
    By Mike from Texas

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    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    May 19, 2022

    Perfect for what I used it for...
    By Tmac from Central Illinois

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    Engine hatch repair - needed lots of strength...

    Re-used top skin, but required much grinding and patching
    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    April 25, 2022

    The best
    By G from Connecticut

    This is superior material, thoroughly recommend it. The size I needed was temporarily out of stock a month or two ago, so I ordered some through Amazon that was described the same way - 1708 biaxial fiberglass cloth. But apparently quality varies, and the Amazon stuff was simply awful in comparison with the cloth I've previously bought from Jamestown. I won't make that mistake again.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    October 28, 2021

    Great product!
    By Custabob from Wv.

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    Great products! Great value! Quick shipping! These guys are on top of their game! Thanks again!

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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