Re: CLC 14 needs TLC

Posted by terry on Jun 14, 2005

I wouldn't use polyester. Cheaper, but nastier to work with. If you must pour something in your sealed compartments, use cool epoxy on a cool day and it will flow better and thinner.

I've built several smaller kayaks without hatches. I put a small drain plug in each bulkead to ventilate the compartment and drain any seepage/condensation.

But I'm curious: how do you know the wood inside the compartments needs attention? Generally, builders of hatchless boats are extra careful to seal everything before installing the deck.


In Response to: CLC 14 needs TLC by perry on Jun 14, 2005