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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-10-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,871
Posted By pauloman
Re: Painting a boat trailer

google aluthane
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By pauloman
Re: Prepping to re-bed stanchions.

good advise above but use an epoxy that can bond to posible damp surfaces and is reinforced with fiber/kelvar etc. for strength. Google/Bing Wet Dry 700 epoxy

note that you can insert greased...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-12-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By pauloman
Re: Barrier coat or just bottom paint

if it doesn't have blisters by now it is probably never going to get them. Waste of money

paul - barrier coat epoxy vendor (progressive epoxy polymers inc)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By pauloman
Re: Emergency Hole Patching Material

wet dry 700 kevlar reinforced epoxy putty has saved a lot of sinking boats and floating homes (as well as leaking swimming pools). Carried by a lot of offshore sailors. use with our without...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By pauloman
Re: Floor leaks in dinghy

I have used Aluthane - a mcu aluminum paint on a weathered plastic tarp used as a boat cover - sealed it nicely. I bit stiff but not an issue for your material. google aluthane

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-17-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,037
Posted By pauloman
Re: Need to rig my main halyard

my worry would be that the halyard has jumped the sheeve and is now wedged alongside the sheeve. Fixable but not with a simple tug!

when I had a coronado 25 (and taught folks how to sail on it). I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,819
Posted By pauloman
Re: What's the advantage of two main sheets vs. a traveller?

a traveler allows you to move the downward pull on the boom from centerline to off to the leeward side. This reduces healing (like letting out the sheet) but more importantly it keeps the boom pulled...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By pauloman
Re: stripping/painting aluminum

Paint - prime with an MCU aluminim paint - such as aluthane. google aluthane.

if you then don't like an aluminum look on an aluminum boom, you can topcoat the aluthane with enamel in any color.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By pauloman
Re: Sandblast interior paint?

high pressure water. It is a careful blend of water vol and pressure. With the right rig you can remove concrete and leave the rebar intact. You can also (with the right water vol and pressure)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By pauloman
Re: epoxy an underwater crack

wet dry 700 epoxy putty can be applied underwater and has saved a mess of sinking boats, leaking floating homes and leaking swimming pools. Often carried by folks sailing around the world etc. use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
Posted By pauloman
Re: oil vs varnish vs epoxy

the best is an thin coat of epoxy (solvent thinned) as a primer and sealer - providing a stable surface for a few coats of traditional spar varnish. Win-Win the epoxy stabilizes the surface, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 1,914
Posted By pauloman
Re: new wood and varnish ???

I would put about 4 coats of tradtional spar varnish over his one 'base' coat

Paul Oman - MS. MBA
A.K.A. “Professor E. Poxy”
Internet Epoxy Confederation (IEC) Homepage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By pauloman
Re: Epoxy clean up

heat will soften the epoxy and allow you to scrap it off.

Paul Oman - MS. MBA
A.K.A. “Professor E. Poxy”
Internet Epoxy Confederation (IEC) Homepage (
epoxies since...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,164
Posted By pauloman
Re: prep and paint

actually gel coat has a bad reputation - folks with lots of $ will remove the gelcoat on a brand new boat and replace with a two part LPU coating. These are also used on cars and industrial equipment...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,065
Posted By pauloman
Re: Maintenance on a swing keel

had a similar problem on a small daysailor I purchased years ago. Sitting on the trailer deforms the bottom of the hull - slightly pinching the board opening in the bottom of the hull . Slightly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By pauloman
Re: Marine Paint vs Automotive

the two part paints used for cars and boats are both LPU coatings - google LPU - same stuff, same can, big difference in price!

- I owned a venture 17 too!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By pauloman
Re: repair on a Santana 20

looks like a simple repair. Buy and fiill the area with a Kevlar reinforced epoxy putty. "shape" the repair with a right angle grinder with a sanding disk on it - a touch of paint and you're good to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By pauloman
Re: Epoxy screws

the only difference with underwater epoxy is that it uses curing agents etc. that don't react with the water during cure...

epoxy is sort of a medium hard plastic - not very strong or scratch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By pauloman
Re: Tank Leaks / Repair --- "Microseal" --anyone hear of it?

FDA doesn't do potable water Certification 61 - and 95% of all 61 approved potable water coatings are certified only for tanks over 1000 gallons.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By pauloman
Re: Very Large Hull Indentation

sometimes this sort of damage goes away when the boat is back in the water for a while. You need to adjust your trailer so that the weight ins along the 'keel' line and not on the hull itself. This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By pauloman
Re: Epoxy allergy

it can happen to anyone and has ended many an epoxy industry career. Eventually it can happen with any epoxy you work with, but often switching to a different brand of marine epoxy can help - I know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By pauloman
Re: oh what to do with a leaky hull-deck cavity?

you want to use a low viscosity, solvent free (no place for the voc stuff to flash off) epoxy that will bond to wet or damp surfaces. Very similar to the common repair of voids or delamination of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By pauloman
Re: Need help with rolling and tipping

of course EZ-Poxy is not an epoxy but a LPU coating.
the fact that they call it EZ-Poly is a good clue on the low opinion they have of their customers' IQ... and at over $200 a gallon for an LPU...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By pauloman
Re: Fiberglassing Attempt

the strength comes from the cloth, not the epoxy resin. Use a non blushing epoxy and a squeegee - fill any exposed weave with thickened epoxy or ext. putty. If putty, then seal with a thin coat of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By pauloman
Re: sail part, what is this called?

folks above are right - making tigher adds camber to the sail - more shape. As wind picks up you let our for a flatter sail. More important is luff tension which controls location of 'curve' -...
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