Re: filling seams w peanu

Posted by LeeG on Mar 12, 2005

Methinks the tabbing with thickened epoxy technique developed out of the using goop technique in the earlier CLC four panel kayaks. Why using a syringe for the lap stitch hulls was acceptable and not for the tight eightpanel hulls I do not know. As you've observed there are substantial areas of joining panels where only capillary action will bring significant amounts of epoxy between the panels. This is where the application of woodflour thickened epoxy on the exterior can make little shadows after everything is sanded up prior to glassing. Using a syringe can be messy too but if you go slowly applying a tiny bead it'll put more into the joint than troweling goop on the outside can.

In Response to: filling seams w peanut bu by Patrick Forrester on Mar 12, 2005