INNOVATION - EPOXY COATING
Since the introduction of epoxy resin systems which impregnate
timber, wooden boat building and repair techniques have changed
to utilise this substance. With this in mind we have built a facility
where temperature and humidity can be controlled to get the best
results from epoxy. Vessels up to 50' can be housed in a clean,
dry and warm environment.
wooden hulls are first stripped of their paintwork and seams raked
clean. This vessel then goes through a process of extended drying,
pressure washings and sanding to eventually get the hull to the
correct level of water content, fairness and cleanliness. Any repairs
are carried out during this time.
Seams are filled with resin mixtures and the whole hull is coated
with epoxy and specialised glass fibre cloths ending up with a hull
sheathed in epoxy and glass bonded into the timber. This
then can be filled, sanded and faired and then painted with 2 pack
paint systems, which are very hard wearing.
The end result is a very strong timber hulled vessel which does
not leak, does not rot from the outside and does not need repainting
every year. In fact takes the best from both wooden and GRP worlds
and surpasses both.
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