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post #2 of Old 03-05-2001
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Epoxy on Carvel planking

I owned wooden boats for years until I got religion and switched to glass. Replacing planks is much easier than you might suspect, especially when you have existing planks to use a patterns. DO NOT GLASS OVER OR PAINT OVER WITH EPOXY! You can, and I have seen many fine examples of glassing over the existing hull. It is an elaborate process, requiring more skill than replacing planks I can assure you. Anyway, why own a wooden boat if you want fiberglass?
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