How to Epoxy a16 ft cedar lapstrake sailboat bottom ?

by Larry
(Clearwater FL.)

What are the steps for applying epoxy to a 16 ft cedar sailboat bottom?

Thank you


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Jan 10, 2011
by: lARRY

The 2 reasons for considering the option of epoxy bottom are aesthetics and soaking.....I have a 30 yr old epoxy cedar strip canoe and a new epoxy cedar kayak both looking good with 0 maintenance...

Jan 10, 2011
by: Lapstrake Repairs

Hi Larry,

The general consensus theses days, is that it is not a good idea to apply epoxy to a traditionally planked wooden boat.

I'm not saying that it won’t work but that there are so many caveats to the application and after care that it can be something of a short term fix and can lead to complications later.

Perhaps if you could tell us more about the problems you are trying to overcome we could offer a better solution to your problems.

Jan 09, 2011
by: Pioneer

Paint it layer at a time.

Jan 09, 2011
why would you want to
by: Larry J.

Wooden boats such be just that..WOODEN!!

Jan 09, 2011
by: Michael

"Don't do it!!"

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