The fairing game..

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by capaworks, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. capaworks
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    capaworks Junior Member

    We live in the North East and keep the shop at about 60 degrees. Too expensive to cook it up any more than that. Epoxy takes least 10-12 hours with the fast hardener in the 60 degrees. I'm using Jeffco epoxy with fast hardener.

    Anyone using a quicker set epoxy for fairing in colder climates or have another thought on this problem??

    Alternatively I may build a 5' x 10' x 1.5" heat box out of styrafoam to fit over the laminating table using flood lamps and a crculating fan to get the temp up inside the box.


  2. jonsailor
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    jonsailor Boat designer/builder

    polystyrene foam will make a cheap effective oven.
    We cure our 12m yachts up to 80C in one very well.
  3. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    60 to a Yank... that's what, 15.5 C in everyone else's terms? Not much lower than they keep our shop.... having good luck with Adtech EL-336 on the current mould layup, curing at ambient temperature, but I doubt for a boat you'd need the high-temperature properties of that resin. Take a look at Adtech Marine resins though, they're a bit pricey but definitely among the best.
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