58957Re: replace epoxy with resorcinal??
- Oct 30 2:48 AMThanks 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.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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
> 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.
> 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 email@example.com, "rpspiritwaters" <rpspiritwaters@>
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bill shamblin" <bshamblin2002@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > builders,
> > >
> > > allergic to epoxy from previous boats, and wary of suiting and
> > > to build a catboat, i wonder if i can make adequate wood
> > > resorcinol?? the glued-together boat would have polyester or
> > > vinlyester glass cloth inside and out?? thanks in advance for
> > > help.
> > >
> > > bill in nc
> > >
> > Bruce is right, we repair Muskoka boats using traditional
> > jointery and fastners. Poly glue is good stuff, 3M 5200 glues up
> > just a bit messy, Epoxy has it uses but is not the do all to end
> > Randy
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