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02-20-2012 02:00 PM
Barquito I think some run a hair dryer over the wet epoxy to get it to smooth some. O/W, unless you don't care about weight, should only be a few layers. Wet-out raw wood, glass, then maybe one more layer. If there are any imperfections fair those spots with thickened epoxy b/f painting. I'm going to be driving a couple hundred miles next weekend to get some marine ply to start my project.
02-19-2012 05:42 PM
SloopJonB
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Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
Easy hon.. don't have a stroke!
I've been reading Tom Wolfe recently and it's got me over-punctuating!!!!!

Thanks for the info - I've never heard of that happening. The only problem I have ever encountered painting over epoxy is failing to completely remove the amine blush - that acted like silicone, leaving patches of fisheyes.
02-18-2012 11:06 PM
deniseO30 Thank you BJ. I miss messing about with em, but there's enough wood on my Oday to keep me happy
02-18-2012 10:57 PM
bljones Beautiful work, denise.
02-18-2012 10:46 PM
deniseO30 west 207 hardener and varnish on the deck after about 10 years
Hull was yellow 2 part urethane.
02-18-2012 10:45 PM
bljones I'm okay with decent quality luan underlay/door skin.
The key word in the above sentence is quality. It is out there, but you do have to look for it. If you're going to seal it with epoxy anyway, then waterproof glue isn't a deal breaker to me, and i like knowing I can go pick up more from the local lumberyard less than 5 minutes away.
02-18-2012 10:43 PM
deniseO30 oh..no epoxy here!
Varnish within and the canvas filled and painted. Sold it to a park ranger
02-18-2012 10:41 PM
deniseO30
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No kidding, huh?
I'd hope the builder didn't used underlayment instead of Okume plywood LOL
02-18-2012 10:30 PM
bljones
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Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
BJ if that shellback dink isn't sold, at the price it's being sold for, it's barely the cost of materials! woo hoo!
No kidding, huh?
02-18-2012 10:14 PM
deniseO30 David, I really like the spindrift designs!

My son moved away so The canoe and boat building came to an end about 5 yrs ago. After a couple of plywood kayaks, 5 or 6 strip canoes and a few other boat projects I was in love, every morning I'd spray varnish behind my ears! (kidding of course) shellfish with cedar flavor from the steam box is missed also! After the ribs were all bent over the form.

Atkins vintage Photos of Vintage
I want to build someday. Just love lapstrake boats.
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