Scott L. Carlson
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Tatum 17 finish
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Hi All,My first post, hope i am in the right spot.I have removed the bottom, replaced some ribs and am ready to replace some of the 1/4 inch side damage. My question for opinion. Can I epoxy over…Continue

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Shawn Baker replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"Yes, to prevent epoxy sags, do it on a horizontal surface. If you have to di it vertically, do several thin coats...or let it sag, use a cabinet scraper to get the big boogs, fair with a longboard, and do a thin final fill coat with a squeegee to…"
yesterday
Scott L. Carlson replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"Thanks Shawn +Jayson, I do not want to do something that reduces my options. If one coat of epoxy does not seem adequate. I can add another for the checking. Skip the wood flour.    To avoid epoxy running down the sides, do you tip the…"
Tuesday
Shawn Baker replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"Blush is a nasty pain in the butt.One doesn't have to use non-blushing epoxy.  It comes off quite easily with warm soapy water...wipe the majority off while it's still hot/wet and it will come off on the rag.  A final hot water…"
Feb 14
Shawn Baker replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"I don't like that plywood checks.  I am glassing EVERY surface in my dory except for my gunnels.  I think epoxy + wood dust is just a bandaid.  I'd recommend using thinned epoxy to really saturate, or use small quantities of…"
Feb 14
Jayson Hayes replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"Scott, make sure you use a non blushing epoxy or you will be on the hook for a lot of extra work when it comes to prepping for paint and varnish. System 3 silver tip is great for this, west system is not unless you use the 207 and even that can be…"
Feb 13
Scott L. Carlson replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"    Thanks Shawn   I  need to fill some checking plywood and will do that with epoxy+wood dust.   I might as well add another layer of epoxy after the first thickened exterior batch. I planned to epoxy the floor before…"
Feb 12
Shawn Baker replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"If you're doing a varnish finish, be neat with the epoxy.  Varnish looks different over epoxy than over bare wood...so either mask off the scarfs when you epoxy them and keep the outside of the wood all dry and ready for varnish...or sand…"
Feb 12

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Hometown:
Cloverdale
About Me:
Restoring a Greg Tatman 17 footer. Nearly a yard art candidate.Woodworking skills are fair, boat building/rebuilding is new.
Boats I own:
Tatman Mackenzie River Drift Boat

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