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JohnnyVan

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I just finished making a new daggerboard out of mahogany.
Now it is time to epoxy the wood. Should I thin the first coat of epoxy or is that unnecessary?
How much epoxy do I need for each coat?
How many coats should I apply.

JV
 

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signal charlie

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Nice work!

No thinning needed. Buy the smallest kit of resin and hardener that you can, and we recommend using the Special Clear Hardener, it will no turn amber and needs no sanding or rinsing between coats. 2 coats are plenty so do 3 if you like :)

We just wrote an article on West System 105 Resin and 207 Special Clear hardener for Small Boats Monthly: WEST Special Clear Hardener - Small Boats Magazine
 

JohnnyVan

New Member
That looks good but I already had some total boat slow cure Marine epoxy on hand. How long would you say I need to let it cure before I sand down any uneven areas.
JV
 

stollie

Active Member
Hey JV, if possible, do you mind documenting template used, techniques, etc. you used in making the board, as well as the epoxying steps you're currently working on?

It would be a great addition to the forum's information.

Much appreciated.
 

signal charlie

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Depends on the temperature in your area. You can call Jamestown Distributors Tech Team and they will have a good idea.
 
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