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Pete25

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Hull waterproofing
« on: May 15, 2011, 04:42:33 PM »

need to waterproof my hull. my hull is all wood .. im not sure what to use. i need loads of it as my hull is 6foot long so price needs to be reasonable. i had a look on ebay but im confused as to what i need to be looking for  {-)
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Re: Hull waterproofing
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 04:55:05 PM »

Well to start with there is primer, paint and varnish. I have a yacht thats 50 years old done that way. However, you could use glass fibre tissue and resin. This gives a waterproof hull and also adds a little strength. I have uses Zpoxy finishing resin with satisfactory results on 3 boats now.

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Roadrunner

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Re: Hull waterproofing
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 06:50:56 PM »

'Ronseal Exterior Wood Sealer' comes in clear and 'stains' .. .then your paint finish over the top  job done 1L tins around 10 mark, two-three coats should be enough to seal the wood and keep the water off it.

But if you want a durable hard wearing finish then i suggest looking into an epoxy and tissue coat the boat.
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Re: Hull waterproofing
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 08:33:56 PM »

That's a glue Pete, what are you going to stick to the hull with it? Is the surface "Raw" or has it been primed? What sort of wood is it?

  Regards  Ian.
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Roadrunner

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Re: Hull waterproofing
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 09:39:26 PM »

this is what i use for all wooden hull's

http://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/products/wood-finishes/exterior-finishes/ronseal-shed-and-fence-preserver.htm

buy the 'clear' if you are painting over the top as stains can soak into the paint coats. 

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