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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Springer Tugs => Topic started by: Gardener on November 15, 2018, 08:02:39 PM

Title: sealing up boat from water
Post by: Gardener on November 15, 2018, 08:02:39 PM
do I need to seal the plywood and joints between hull and sides etc with anything other than the acrylic  paint I will use to finish off the boat ?
Title: Re: sealing up boat from water
Post by: JimG on November 15, 2018, 10:19:54 PM
Best to use a sealer such as sanding sealer or brushing epoxy to seal the wood then sand to give a smooth finish. This will be easier to paint than the unsealed wood. painting straight to the wood will need a lot of coats and sanding to give a good finish.
Jim
Title: Re: sealing up boat from water
Post by: tigertiger on November 16, 2018, 01:39:15 AM
Running epoxy along the joint would also add strength.
Title: Re: sealing up boat from water
Post by: Gardener on November 16, 2018, 08:29:48 AM
 :-))