what to do with the deck.

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by whitepointer23, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    6oz should just wet through from the top ok, if there's exposed ply end grain around the edges that will often suck and scavenge resin from the glass, there's a couple of things to do, you can palm some resin & colloidal silica into the end grain before starting... or after or just keep feeding the dry spots. One thing to watch especially as you're outside is temperature, sometimes a job will go down lovely Then sun will shine in abundance & temp rises then porus substrates kind of breath out & blow a few bubbles, can be good to glass on a falling temp, sometimes with ply I'll squeegee a colloidal silica and resin mix over then I'll lay over that, prolly best to do half at a time then. Never been a fan of staples, always seems to pucker the glass nearby. Should be fine, just have at it & you'll be fine.

    Jeff.
     
  2. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Thanks again jeff. What does colloidal silica do and do the epoxy suppliers. Sell it.
     
  3. Oleboynow

    Oleboynow Previous Member

    peut etre , you may start again in Alu?
     
  4. waikikin
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    Brendan,,
    Otherwise known as "glue powder", chandlers, composites/fiberglass suppliers will sell it, just expensive dust really sometimes there's some other stuff in there as well, has names like "sandersil", "fumed silica", "aerosil", "glue powder" a bit like using some corn flour to thicken the sauce. You "can" just throw(sprinkle, rub in with gloved hands some at the problem areas) some in as you go, very likely unhealthy to breath in.....

    Oleboynow,

    Perhaps & maybe but Whitpointer is restoring a timber boat, I'm quite fond of alu, an excellent material in some regards though I find that with the welded vessels they end up with an interface of timber to make the humans more comfy inside:)


    Jeff
     
  5. Oleboynow

    Oleboynow Previous Member

    Jeff i am pulling hisleg(jambe)
     
  6. Oleboynow

    Oleboynow Previous Member

    Jeff read your IM please
     
  7. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    No worries I have used talc and aerosil before.
     
  8. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Where can i find aluminum trees. :D
     
  9. waikikin
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    Ha very funny;)
     
  10. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    You need plenty sunscreen & sunglasses in the alu forest, the leaves are so shiny..
     
  11. Oleboynow

    Oleboynow Previous Member

    Il a tombe,
    Autumn arrives, leaves fall, happens every time
     
  12. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    What is a good primer to go over epoxy sheathing . International yacht primer comes to mind. Is it a good choice.
     
  13. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    All the major paint formulators make good primers, that easily go over epoxy coatings. I prefer epoxy primers over epoxy, which just seems to makes sense to me.
     
  14. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Thanks paul.
     

  15. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Can i laminate my deck with exterior pva and epoxy sheath as normal when finished. It is a lot cheaper thats all. Both layers will screwed to the deck beams and one another. So movement will be minimal. To be clear i am only suggesting pva between the 2 layers not on top.
     
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