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Re: RB42 Launched. Pics and youtube video

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  • Nels
    Hi Dan, Sounds great to me, and exactly what I was wondering about. Thanks very much, Nels ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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      Hi Dan,

      Sounds great to me, and exactly what I was wondering about.

      Thanks very much,

      Nels

      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "dany_perrone" <dany_perrone@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Hi Nels, a website that I found very useful regarding graphite/epoxy
      > coating is:
      >
      > http://tomangelakis.tripod.com/graphite_bottom.htm
      >
      >
      > In researching this topic I found that the recipes vary greatly in
      > the amount or proportion of epoxy that is mixed in, from 5% to 40%
      > and above.
      >
      > I personally used a thick consistency, almost ketchup like. The
      > bottom is covered in 6oz fiberglass cloth and after the second filler
      > coat of epoxy/microballoons I went with the first coat of
      > graphite/epoxy ( for a total of 3 graphite coats). In a way the first
      > graphite coat was also used as a filler as you could still see a bit
      > of cloth weave when I put it on.
      >
      > If I remember correctly I would pump two pumps of resin, one of
      > hardener in a plastic cup which I think is a little more than 2.5oz
      > and add about 3 teaspoons of graphite and one of silica (sometimes
      > this proved a bit much graphite).
      > I applied it with one of those white foam rollers. I worked small
      > sections fast and then quicky "tipping" it by going over with a foam
      > brush. All my painting supplies I got at the dollar store.
      > Try to work out of the sun in a cool place or if you do it outside
      > then at the end of the day. This black mixture is really easy to
      > apply but it absorbs heat pretty good so if you do it in the sun the
      > epoxy will go off super fast.
      > I applied the three coats "hot" , less than 24 hrs to obtain a
      > chemical bond, but I did sand it in between coats with my orbital. I
      > heard this was a extremely messy thing but actually I did not think
      > it was that bad. But I don't think you could sand this mixture if you
      > let it fully cure, it gets very hard.
      > Hope it helps,
      > Daniel
      >
      >
      > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Nels" arvent@ wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "dany_perrone" <dany_perrone@>
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hello, yesterday we launched "Esperanza", RB42. A happy day
      > indeed.
      > > > Check pics and video at:
      > > >
      > > > http://sports.webshots.com/album/563418002DQpeEk?vhost=sports
      > > >
      > > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_gt0BjtHnc
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Daniel
      > >
      > > Really nice looking build Daniel and thanks for sharing the photos
      > and
      > > video.
      > >
      > > I am interested in the "recipe" you used for finishing the bottom
      > and if
      > > you have any special ways of doing it? Did you roll it on or brush
      > or
      > > squeegee? What additives and how thick - how many coats etc.
      > >
      > > I am about to refinish the bottom of a badly scratched up and UV
      > damaged
      > > kevlar canoe and want to use the same stuff you put on. Just up to
      > the
      > > waterline as the topsides are still great.
      > >
      > > Much appreciated,
      > >
      > > Nels
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      >



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