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Re: Epoxy screws

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Did you use epoxy that is meant to be underwater?
I used west system and plan on doing a very rough job of coating with gel coat.

I'm just using what I have on hand.
The boat is dry sailed anyway.

The way I understand it most epoxy is ok underwater but the underwater stuff will actually stick and cure better and faster.

Some new boats have vacuum bagged hulls with epoxy, but they are painted of course.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.

Last edited by davidpm; 06-21-2013 at 09:23 AM.
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