Replacement deck question

Discussion in 'Materials' started by AnthonyExmouth, May 31, 2019.

  1. AnthonyExmouth
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    AnthonyExmouth Junior Member

    If I decide on a sealed deck, how do I determine if the hull is epoxy or poly?

  2. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member

    99.995% of older production boats are polyester.

    Scratch-N-Sniff. The dust from old polyester has a weak but distinct smell. Epoxy dust has a stronger and also distinct smell; fresh or ancient.

    Epoxy will stick to polyester.
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