""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…"
"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…"
"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,…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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."
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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