Re: Does encapsulating Honduran Mahog cause dryrot?
There's plenty of original Honduras Mahogany....I have a few dozen trees still standing and cut one about three years ago and If I was to build another boat I'd cut one and ship it to Washington state to be cut........It is tightly controlled as to how many are cut.
That said....NO! if you encapsulate it won't cause rot. Nothing, absolutely NOTHING lives in a styrene atmosphere. Clean it well, wipe with acetone, let it dry 48 hours or so and paint on the epoxy. After the epoxy sets, varnish it with a good UV varnish, at least 4 coats.
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