Seam preparation.

by Robert Carr-Hartley
(Lamu, Kenya)

I have traditional Arab sailing boat called a Jahazi built in Lamu, Kenya.

She is about 70 foot.

In Lamu we caulk every few months and I want to try to make this last longer by using some of the techniques described on your pages here.

I want to ask what you suggestion for what I should use to prepare the seam before adding the cotton caulking and then I want to try the putty that seems to be popular.

At some point while on your site I think I saw advice that one should use Smith's Original Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer CPES.

Is this correct?

Would this be a good product to use to prepare the seam with?

Thank you so much and I look foreard to hearing from you

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Seam Primer
by: Mike

Epoxy is fine on new clean wood but on wood that has previously had other treatments the epoxy won’t be able to soak in.

Just prime the seams with some paint.

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