I have spent a similar length of time applying coatings to wood and metal. When I had wholesale adhesion failure it was usually to brass teak or...
Little to no benefit to it.
The oils in the teak will prevent a good bond either to the epoxy or the bedding compound.
There might be a great...
One 50ft racer I helped build.
Plug of stations and battons.
Infused inner skin.
Fairing the core
Infused outer skin
It would still provide forward propulsion. More so than MB achieved. Direct drive from the fan plus lift from the sail.
Motor sailers get...
Myth busters managed to achieve forward progress.
I've been involved with building several foam over plug projects. It is easier and faster for a one-time thing than perfecting a female mould....
Tube cutters are less than $10 at any diy center.
Conduit benders less than $30.
Get a length of conduit to practice with.
SS tubes are used for bimini frames because they are the cheapest.
Any 6 10 inch piece of material that can be folded into a vice is NOT still enough for a single skin boat!!!
Other trick is to glue strips of wood into the corners and stretch-n- staple upulstry fabric of choice.
Production boats are often lined0 with a padded vinyl cloth. It is adhered with spray glue.
Look on transom for HIN.
At twelve feet it doesn't need to be registered in California.
UNLESS it has a motor. Then needs registration...
I see a few other potential issues. They can be dealt with latter if needed.
Put 3 or 4 coats of high gloss varnish where you want the accent...
Absolutely put snubbers into the system. Bridling snubbers onto an all chain rhode is how I developed the habit of bridling anchors.
There's no good way to proceed. Only "least bad".
Sand and you breathe a lot of nasty dust and lose the patina.
Scraper can gouge if you're...