3 pieces of bottom paint chipped on Century boat

by Mark
(Eau Claire, WI, USA)


Hi Mike,
My 16ft. 1949 Century plywood hull boat recently developed 3 areas that leak.
Paint is chipped off and I need to make it watertight again.

Exploration on the internet suggests epoxy after sanding-then painting. Can you give me any suggestions or advice.

Thanks
Mark

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Sep 10, 2020
More info? Newbie
by: Jeff

I have recently purchased my first boat, a little wooden runabout with the same problem.

Could you give me more details on where to find more info on this process?

Where do I find out about "epoxy" and how it works? Thanks.

Aug 28, 2019
Bottom Paint
by: Mike

Sounds good but bear in mind that the wood needs to be clean and very dry for epoxy to work properly.

And beware of sanding through the outer layer of the plywood.

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