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55808Re: [bolger] Re: Building a Long Dory

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  • John and Kathy Trussell
    Oct 6, 2007
      I recently finished a Michalak stitch and glue version of the Hereshoff Row Boat. I decided to coat the interior with epoxy after the hull was assembled and this turned out to be a big mistake. For awhile, I thought of naming the boat "Drips, Runs, and Errors". There were lots of drips and rums which had to be sanded out in narrow, inconvenient locations, and I hate sanding! Next time, I will do as much coating as I can before assembly with the various pieces of the boat supported at a comfortable working level. Gravity is going to exert its force and I figure that it can work for me as well as against me. Any sanding to required can likewise be done at a comfortable height without contortion.

      JohnT
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Kristine Bennett
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 10:53 PM
      Subject: RE: [bolger] Re: Building a Long Dory


      Don the paint is only as good as what it's being put on. Seeing how wood is soft and flexible, the paint is going to crack and let water in the wood.

      I have a canopy for my truck that I sheathed with glass and epoxy on the front and top, and no spiders cracks. But on the sides I use Nexis cloth and epoxy and any place the side has been thumped there are spider cracks. I have had to patch a couple of places where the door skin had come apart. The Nexis cloth and epoxy are just over a 1/32nd of an inch. So I'll bet the epoxy paint will crack in time as well.

      I helped a friend glass the inside of his hull panels for the hull bottom before they went on the hull. As I remember we used 7781 and it gave a nice flat surface to glue to. He was happy with the boat after 10 years of hard use.

      Blessings Krissie

      Don Froese <don.froese@...> wrote: Thanks for the suggestion Krissie. I plan to coat the inside with a
      2-part industrial epoxy paint. That stuff is very tough.

      Cheers,

      Don

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