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Re: Lash Me To The Mast Before I Buy A Boat!
I'll check out the Yahoo site. Thanks!
The woodwork on this doesn't concern me. It's the fiberglass. From what I've read and heard the rotted knees can be cut out and replaced. I can do that. But then it all has to be bedded in with fiberglass. My biggest concern is making sure the bedding is bonded to the existing structure. That, and not dying from the epoxy fumes!
Fiberglass work is way easier than woodwork. If you can wallpaper, you can fiberglass - in fact I find glass to be EASIER than wallpaper - you don't have to match seams perfectly.
Core work is really no more difficult than making a peanut butter sandwich.
Epoxy fumes aren't a problem - they are much less than polyester. The problem with epoxy is if you get it on your skin over a long period of time you can become sensitized and will get rashes from it. Careful work and ALWAYS wearing plastic gloves will alleviate that problem.
The biggest thing with glass work is to work neatly so you minimize any grinding or sanding - that's the nasty part.
You go girl.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.