Small Cracks along seam of Wooden dinghy
by Chris L.
I've acquired a custom, 3 year old wooden dinghy, and there are thin (less than 1/16") cracks along a seam above the waterline.
(Boat is built w/ Marine plywood exterior, oak interior ribs / supports and pine seat)
What is the best way to fill these cracks, prior to sanding and applying a new coat of exterior paint?
I think a liquid epoxy that will run/spill down into the crack might work, but am told that epoxy and wood don't belong together and will cause more splitting/damage.
What's the best putty to use, to fill small cracks?
Boat is currently out of water, and I'm thinking the crack may close up a little when boat is left in water, etc.