If you like working with epoxy and glass cloth, and the additional expense isn't an issue, then go for it.
But it sounds like you are already looking for cheaper alternatives to the big-brand epoxies. After a certain point you get what you pay for. Rather than use the cheap stuff with tons of blush (waxy residue) and other issues, just stick to epoxy putty and good paint. (don't ask me how I know this)
For flexible seams, Vulkem116 is great. For hard seams, PL PREMIUM (not the other PL's) is fantastic. And for an alternative to epoxy and glass cloth, try polyester fabric laid into/covered with porch paint -- seems to work well for some boatbuilders on the Duckworks Yahoo group.
Last edited by Thorne; 08-09-2007 at 06:06 PM.
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Doctor Jacquin to Lieutenant D'Hubert, in Ridley Scott's first major film _The Duellists_.