Re: [bolger] type of abrasion? Polyester fabric and checking
> The one time I used Xynole, it sucked up soooI agree that more wood instead of Xynole and epoxy will make
> much epoxy, I have no doubt that I could have
> doubled the thickness of the bottom plywood
> for more strength at less cost.
a stronger bottom. It will also make a heavier bottom
which in some cases is better for the boat's performance,
especially in a sailboat that can use some extra weight
But if the goal is abrasion resistance so that maintenance
can be minimized, Xynole is a better choice because it will
resist being worn through more than wood or wood and
fiberglass, and in this case the boat won't need to be
hauled and repaired as quickly or as frequently in order to
prevent water from getting into the wood after a bit of
rubbing on a rough beach or some rocks or whatever.
The thing is, many people these days are spoiled. They want
all the fun that comes with owning a boat, but they don't
want to be bothered with the 'hassle' of maintenance and
repairs. For these people Xynole may make more sense than
more plywood because it keeps the bottom waterproof better.