Re: crack in stern -how 2

Posted by SB on Jul 27, 2004

not surprising at all. the epoxy cracked as it is not meant to take nails, like wood is. It is like driving a nail trough plastic. To use fastners into epoxied surfaces, you should drill and screw.

Next time you mix up too big a batch of epoxy, keep the dried up epoxy in the cup. you can play with this and see exactly how easy it is to crack epoxy with some acute pressure (nails).

Sounds like you are well on the way to a successful fix though, without much of an issue for the boat. First one is a constant learning process. Have fun with it!

In Response to: Re: crack in stern -how 2 by David on Jul 26, 2004


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