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Re: rebuilding a rudder and boom question

I'd use epoxy resins rather than polyster, esp if you're not going to use real marine ply for the rudder... and then simply paint it with a decent paint once you've removed the post-cure amine blush.. Epoxy is more water resistant than polyester resin, esp in thin layers.

I wouldn't try to 'gel coat' a wooden boom.. just paint it - you'll be needing to touch it up periodically anyway, so why make it complicated? Or leave it natural/varnished/cetol'ed or whatever...
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