69818RE: Paint, Glass or Dynel for my cockpit
- Sep 4, 2013I had some luck keeping my boat covered, until I moved it near the water. Brand new tarp didn't last the first month with the gusts we get across our bay. And we are sheltered compared to many.
--- In email@example.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:I am thinking about what to coat the cockpit plywood with in my Chebacco 25 build. (that indicates that I am getting closer to finished - the cockpit is almost finished and the cabin structure is being built ).From what I have read and experienced with other boats, I should be glassing the foredeck to protect from checking and damage . I might use Dynel as an alternative as it did pretty well on the bottom of my Cartopper.But if the foredeck needs protecting then surely the cockpit will need similar.What advice/experience is there for how much coating is enough. Epoxy+paint? Epoxy+glass+paint?, what paint?. The boat will basically be a trailer sailer so should have a cover on it most of the time - but "should" doesn't mean that it won't blow off.Andrew
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