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by agiannelia
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Epoxy repair on previous graphite impregnated epoxy surface.
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Epoxy repair on previous graphite impregnated epoxy surface.

Hi Guys, Haven't been on this site since I started sailing my V10, now for a question on behalf of a kayak buddy. Her kayak was built by someone else and it appears that the wetted surface was coated with graphite impregnated epoxy. Since then, numerous beachings and launches later, the keel section...
by agiannelia
Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Varnish removal
Replies: 3
Views: 782

The expert I talked to told me the opposite, now I have this mess, go figure.

:roll:
by agiannelia
Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:39 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Varnish removal
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Varnish removal

How can you remove varnish runs on 2 part paint? I painted my dinghy with epiphanes 2 pt lp paint an subsequently varnished the bright areas. I have some streaks of varnish which need removal. Any suggestions?

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by agiannelia
Tue May 18, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: To glass or not to glass entire bottom? Want opinions
Replies: 37
Views: 6352

UV Degradation Epoxy does degrade under UV. Polyester doesn't. It's that simple, that is one of the reasons most builders used poyester. The gelcoat is simply a mixture of polyester resin and pigment and will last for up to 40 years. Epoxy needs UV protection, either with an overcoat of polyurethane...
by agiannelia
Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Early V12 construction.
Replies: 11
Views: 1890

If you measured and cut according to the plans, it will fit, even though right until it does, it may not look like it. I used the traditional steel wire combined with cable ties to stitch mine. I then built my fillets section by section, tying everything down to ensure symmetry. When it all cured, I...
by agiannelia
Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Rope Trimmed Rubrail
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Rope Trimmed Rubrail

I am thinking about protecting my bright finished rubrail using a rope surround.

Is this easily done? Do you wire in the rope? Epoxy?

Do you stretch the rope wet then let it shrink around the gunwhale?

Ideas? Feedback?

Alex :doh:
by agiannelia
Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Rub rails- laminated vs. solid
Replies: 18
Views: 3002

I am planning on going with a bright finish for my rubrails on the canoe and going with solid 1x2's. My question is can I coat them with epoxy and then bend them? This way I would be able to paint the boat with the rub rails off so that I have no conflicts with getting paint on them, and them just ...
by agiannelia
Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: d12 - finished
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Sprit Rig

Love your boat!!!Congrats!!!!

It didn't look too cold in the pic, so where are you located?

How did you get the sail? Build or Buy?
by agiannelia
Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: V12 seat cleat placement
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

v12 Seat Cleat Placement

The seat cleats are one area of annoyance for me during building the V10 and I'm afraid I didn't do a good job of it. If I had to do it again, I'd laminate the seat onto the mid frame bulkhead with the boat levelled upright in a cradle. Then when it set, but not fully cured, I'd flip it and fit the ...
by agiannelia
Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: step by step tutorials
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

I built my first boat a V10 last year and used all the resources available to me: The How to which came with the plans Devlins Book Gougeon's Book Wooden Boat Magazine This Bulletin Board The Chair Method Consulted Friends I found that the process was wonderful and gave me lots of insight how boats ...