Re: Unstarted Kits?

Posted by Laszlo on Aug 15, 2007


Woodflour & cabosil never expire, neither does glass. If the glass has been folded all these years, you may need to let it sit on the boat for a couple of days before wetting it out to get rid of the wrinkles.

Depending on the brand of the epoxy, it may still be good as long as the bottles are still sealed. I've used 5 year old System 3 with no problems. The hardener got a bit dark, but that didn't hurt anything. The resin crystallized, but leaving the jug in a 120 degree water bath for a couple of hours fixed that. Your best bet is to decrystallize if necessary and mix up 3 ounces or so to see if it hardens. Use it as a learning experience if you've never worked with epoxy before - mix in different amounts of thickeners to get a feel for how they work. If all the blobs and globs harden up in a reasonable amount of time, you're good.

Since you're going to be bending and stitching the hull, it would take a lot of warping to make the wood unusable. You should be fine as long as it stayed dry.

So give things a try and see what happens.


In Response to: Re: Unstarted Kits? by Tom on Aug 15, 2007