Epoxy over Strip Plank
(Danao City Cebu Philippines)
Hi to sailors all,
Am considering a 40' Yawl, about 30 years old ,totally stripped out.
The Hull seems solid and sound, previous owner oiled the interior and bilges regular and the outside was always kept in good repair paint wise.
Kawri Pine is the hull material.
Question, it has been suggested by the marina owner that I might consider pulling her out onto the hardstand, let her dry out and go over the outside with epoxy.
Now my only concern here is the "DRY OUT" bit.
Being from a wood background, I have seen what wood can do in its drying process and wetting process, to me the strip planking relies on being damp to maintain the integrity of joints, if it dries out and joints open a bit, then epoxy is covered then put back into the water, what's going to happen to the epoxy when the wood starts to expand with moisture again.
Any feed back would be appreciated.
SA IL ING (an explanation)
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While gitting really cold and wet
While spending large amounts of money
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