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March 30, 2009

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Capt'n Pauley

Epoxy will bond to cured polyester, that is why we use it to repair fiberglass boats. It is much more difficult, but not impossible, to apply polyester over cured epoxy. We generally stay away from that. In no cases do we mix uncured polyester and uncured epoxy...

Will

I was under the impression your not t mix and match expoxy and poly resin. That's what I've been told is this incorrect?

brianna savage

Great tutorial. Thank you.
I have one question. When you epoxy the multiple layers of plywood together are you just using plain resin or are you thickening it as you did for the first plywood-to-transom-skin step?

fiberglass ladders

Sometimes being a handyman is not enough, you also have to be an efficient beautician, one who gives "beauty" treatments, to the transom. Lol

Jonathan Campbell-Slight

Great advice, starting in the morning cutting old rotten transom out of 1963 Glasspar Ventura

ClubPenguin

You might try painting the transom a contrasting color, if you are next about the seam you use to cut the exterior transom skin off.

Capt'n Pauley

Certainly! The only issue issue is one of cosmetics, you'll have to spend more time refinishing the exterior of the transom to make it look as good as the rest of the hull. It may require painting the rest of the boat to match. You might try painting the transom a contrasting color, if you are next about the seam you use to cut the exterior transom skin off. If the transom core is really, really rotten, you might be able to save the exterior sjin and expoxy it back on.

Good luck with your project

Capt'n Pauley

Steve

If it is too hard to get to the inside of the transom can the same procedure be done from the outside?

Steve

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