Re: Do the wooden parts of PB need to be re-fribreglassed?
I'm not really sure what you mean by re-fiberglass. You didn't
mention what model year of bote you have so I don't know what parts
you have that are wooden. The only wooden part in the older Genesis
IV PB is the transom and it is marine grade plywood with a coat of
black enamel paint. If you feel that it may need extra protection
you could give it a good coat of oil base or epoxy paint and let it
dry thoroughly before use. If you have the older Gensis III PB that
has the wooden seats, the same applies to them. They are marine
grade plywood and if you feel they need extra protection give them a
good coat of oil base or epoxy paint. If you have only used it for
three months, I'm sure this could wait until winter so you don't have
to interrupt the season to let oil base or epoxy paint dry. Full
drying of oil base paint takes about a week, but it is super durable
and water proof. Epoxy paint should be cured in 24 hours and is even
more durable than oil base paint and is also water proof.
Where are you using your bote in the sea all the time? I'm
interested to know how you care for your bote with constant exposure
to saltwater. Also, how far do you go out, under what conditions and
what kind of fish to you go after primarily? Dan
--- In PortaBote@yahoogroups.com, "j88cj" <aufempen@m...> wrote:
> I have a 12 foot PB.
> I use it all the time at sea.
> It is constantly under a spary of salt water.
> After 3 months I am wandering if it would be wise for me to
> re-fibreglass the wooden parts of PB? or simply add an other layer