Plywood boat seam restoration

by Robert
(South Africa)

The prow centre line seam.

The prow centre line seam.

I am trying to restore an old Mirror and I am finding it very difficult to find info online about how to seal the seams between the plywood construction.

The boat was originally sealed with fibreglass and resin along the seams, unfortunately that has trapped water and caused rot.

There is still resin in the seam although because it is old and brittle it has cracked and is leaking.

I am hoping to be able to get it out.

I am looking for a (hopefully cheap) alternative to seal the seams.

I hope someone here can help me.

Comments for Plywood boat seam restoration

Click here to add your own comments

Epoxy
by: John

The simplest and best way would be to fill any voids with thickened epoxy, then cover the seam with resin and glass tape.

The plywood must be perfectly dry first.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions and Answers Forum.

Want to add more photos?

If you are having problems uploading Photos or would like to add more click on this link for the Upload Form.

You can upload as many as you like and there is no need to resize them.

You might like these

Recent Articles

  1. Comments for "Gnat"

    Aug 19, 19 03:14 AM

    New bottom, stem and keel epoxied in.

  2. Boat Week hailed as big success

    Aug 15, 19 02:51 AM

    The Vaila Mae and Far Haaf in Lerwick Harbour. All photos: Shetland Amenity Trust/Shetland Boat Week

    THE ORGANISERS of Shetland Boat Week have hailed this year’s event as the most successful yet.

    Over 500 people flocked to Hay’s Dock in Lerwick each day during the family-friendly event, which took pla…

    Read More

  3. Neil Pryde Small Boat Sails

    Aug 15, 19 01:15 AM

    Neil Pryde (Formex) Main Sail 42 sqft, Marconi - Luff: 11' 2 and 7' 10 foot. Either Red Stripe on white with white Scamper 60 graphic or yellow & white

    Read More