58933Re: [bolger] replace epoxy with resorcinal??
- Oct 25, 2008Boats were built for thousands of years before epoxy and fiberglass
They achieved strength using mechanical fasteners, nails, screws and
bolts. (Still a good idea for important joint, even if you use epoxy
glue.) The planking can be made very waterproof using caulk in the
seams. The decks were often waterproofed with a skin of canvas sealed
with oil paint.
On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Christopher C. Wetherill
> I don't know if resourcinol will hold glass or polyester cloth. Harold
> Payson discusses its use in building instant boats for bonding wooden
> components together. I do know that it is a "sensitizing" adhesive. I
> hear anecdotes about people who have worked around it for years being
> unable to work with plywood. I believe polyurethane has a similar effect.
> bill shamblin wrote:
>> allergic to epoxy from previous boats, and wary of suiting and gloving
>> to build a catboat, i wonder if i can make adequate wood joints with
>> resorcinol?? the glued-together boat would have polyester or
>> vinlyester glass cloth inside and out?? thanks in advance for any
>> bill in nc
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