Nest step is to prep and finish edge planks. So, I thin epoxy with xylene or buy Smiths CPES. Saok edges in untill it won't take any more. I was going to build up edge with exposy and cabosil and sand smooth. Is their any thing else I could use.. What about a Interlux like seam-compund with Red lead mixed into it? It works like putty, and I'm sick of expoxy. Where does Red lead come into place. Maybe not on the outside of the hull?? I was under the impression, this being a full keel version that I Red lead below the water line and the deadwood. The dead wood is made of long-leaf pine. Over that use a trailerable bottom paint. Above the water line, here's where I am confused, after the edges are faired in with epoxy-silica, CPES everything, and then a heavy coat of expoxy. Before this is dry, at the still tacky point hit the hull witha high build primer and sand. Repeat process. Remember I am a newby so I know not what is correct.
Glad to see your ready for this stage.
Not cause I know what I'm dooin; but here's what I did:
All I have done so far is 3 coats of epoxy sealer; sanded between coats.
This was after filleting of coarse.
As for the ply edges I pretty much just let the filleting and sealer take care of them; probably should have given them a good brushing of thin epoxy though.
Right now I'm trying to discover a suitable primer for my bottom and topsides paints ( not yet decided on brand).
The plywood grain really takes a lot of filling; hopefully the primer will take care of the rest of it. I realy am tired of sanding stuff off that I spent good money and time on applying.
Last edited by gert; 07-18-2008 at 08:58 AM.
Try a high-build marine primer to fill that grain, can't recommend any particular brand however.
"The enemies of reason have a certain blind look."
Doctor Jacquin to Lieutenant D'Hubert, in Ridley Scott's first major film _The Duellists_.
Sherwin Williams makes a 2 part epoxy paint called Tileclad. Makes an ideal primer/sanding coat, or can be used as a finish coat too.