Derrick Compton
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  • Johnson City, TN
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Epoxy and Varnish Project
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With the Fall weather arriving this week and the smallmouth fishing starting to slow down…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Baker Mar 21.

 

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Shawn Baker replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
""72 hours" is a pretty good rule of thumb for epoxy curing and wait time until subsequent finishes.I was re-reading your comments on having the tackle trays on the sides.  Makes a ton of sense about people leaning..people like to lean…"
Mar 21
Derrick Compton replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"Thanks for the advice Shawn.  The fiberglass should be in the mail tomorrow.  Just have to let it sit for a couple of days and then get the bed liner sprayed on the repairs.  I’d love to remove all of the bed liner off at some…"
Mar 20
Shawn Baker replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"same as the first time--wet the wood with unthickened epoxy, let it soak in, then glass it.If you do multiple layers of glass, do the smallest piece last.  Seems counter-intuitive, but if you lay the biggest piece on the top of the patch,…"
Mar 20
Derrick Compton replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"Final prep before some fiberglass repair after some low water the last three years.  I have a couple of low spots I’ve feathered out.  Is their any other tips before I lay down some glass?"
Mar 20
Shawn Baker replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"She looks lovely, Derrick.I'd skip putting liner on the whole thing...IMHO adds unnecessary weight. You'll want to roughen the existing liner pretty good so the new stuff will bond.If the original coating was professionally done, maybe…"
Mar 16
Derrick Compton replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"The only thing left on my list is some chine repairs on the very bottom that has been Line X ed over but I think I’m going to try and go 7 inches in from the sides and try and remove just enough of the liner and re roll 6 inches of fiberglass…"
Mar 15
Derrick Compton replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"Finally got some warm enough temps to finish off the 6 coats of varnish this week."
Mar 15
Derrick Compton replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"The gear trays are definitely handy.  I can fit two 9ft rods with the reels facing towards the bow and some random gear.  It also helps when on the rare occasion I have three of us in the boat and we all lean to one side it’s…"
Dec 30, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"Hey Shawn I put side trays in my boat and wouldn’t do without them. They keep everything up off the floor and really clean up the boat.  looks great Derrick!"
Dec 30, 2021
Rick Newman replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"I have to agree with both Guy and Shawn, nice job! Rick Newman"
Dec 30, 2021
Guy Fredrickson replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"Excellent progress. Good job. "
Dec 29, 2021
Shawn Baker replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"You did a nice job of stripping the boat down, Derrick!  Looks like you have decent weather, too.Do you use those side trays a lot? I have an old classic aluminum drifter...thinking of adding them. I use my side hatches in my dory all the time."
Dec 29, 2021
Derrick Compton replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"Finally had some time to make it through the 80, 120, and 180 paper today.  I’m hoping to finish up with some 220 grit today."
Dec 29, 2021
Derrick Compton replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Gunwale Repair
"Thanks for the advice Shawn, just order some to repair the trays."
Nov 28, 2021
Shawn Baker replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Gunwale Repair
"Thickened epoxy. :)"
Nov 22, 2021
Derrick Compton replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Gunwale Repair
"Any recommendations on what type or brand of caulk to use to repair on both of my gear trays?"
Nov 21, 2021

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Hometown:
Johnson City - South Holston River
About Me:
I’ve been running a homemade 15 foot wooden boat over the last year that was built in 1994 and given to me by a friend has had little to no maintenance done on it over most of its life. I am going to start the long journey this Winter to refurbish it and would love to be able to post my lessons learned and also be able to post some pictures and start some conversations about some different techniques.
Boats I own:
15 foot Rapid Robert

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