Re: polyester vs epoxy?
- --- In Michalak@y..., "egiajack" <jgclayt@e...> wrote:
>I'm working on Jim's latest design, Dorado, at the moment. Jim
> Now there are some advocates of polyester, including Mr. "Instant
> Boats" Payson, and Mr. Michalak. For those that plan to keep their
> boats in a dry barn, it could work. Sometimes the planets align
specifies epoxy for the fillets, taping and hull glass sheathing.
This is Jim's highest powered design so far, with 30 hp max. Much
more hull integrity is required for the greater hull forces at speed.
> Epoxy is more expensive, but you get what you pay for.I agree. But for me, it's a no brainer if the difference in cost is
> If you want it to last, put more money into it.
only $30/gallon. This is a small part of the cost in a boat, and
really doesn't change the completed cost much at all. I'd go for
integrity every time.
PS I'll post pics of Dorado soon - haven't taken any yet, coz its
just a plie of parts right now. Hopefully hull assembled by end of
the week. Plans will be available soon from Jim.