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58957Re: replace epoxy with resorcinal??

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  • bill shamblin
    Oct 30 2:48 AM
      Thanks everyone for the good feedback. Im thinking of something
      like Cynthia J ( or maybe a 24x8 sailing scow ( triple brick ? )
      since I liked double brick so much.


      Bill

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Dave" <bigtiddles69@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Bill
      > Sure 'nuff, all the resorcinol joins on old ply boats I've rebuilt
      > have crystalised, dried out, & failed over time,
      > Early Mirror dinghies were stitch + tape, using Polyester
      resin....
      > seen a lot of those fail, too.
      > I've never come across an example of a well made epoxy joint that
      > failed in the glue....... ALWAYS, the wood lets go first.
      > Regarding sheathing & coating....... Polyester/glass is a disaster
      > looking for a place to happen..... the wet gets in between the
      > sheathing & the wood, the wood STAYS wet, & rots.... VERY fast.
      I've
      > seen a ply over frame boat where the entire bottom was rotted out,
      &
      > the only thing keeping it afloat (briefly) was the 1.5 mm of
      > poly/glass sheathing.
      > well built ply/epoxy boats with glass/epoxy coating are the most
      > durable & maintenence-reduced you can get (even with shoddy modern
      > ply.... & Doug's right about the wood being just as important)
      > ....Sorry!! I hate using it too, but I wouldn't build a boat using
      > anything else unless I considered it "disposable"
      > Cheers Dave
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "rpspiritwaters" <rpspiritwaters@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "bill shamblin" <bshamblin2002@>
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > builders,
      > > >
      > > > 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
      > > > help.
      > > >
      > > > bill in nc
      > > >
      > > Bruce is right, we repair Muskoka boats using traditional
      methods,
      > good
      > > jointery and fastners. Poly glue is good stuff, 3M 5200 glues up
      > great
      > > just a bit messy, Epoxy has it uses but is not the do all to end
      all
      > >
      > > Randy
      > >
      >
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