Re: [baidarka] Glues


Subject: Re: [baidarka] Glues
From: socrates_thinks@highstream.net
Date: Wed May 19 2004 - 17:43:15 EDT


Pardey's book is very old. Back then there were more issues. Has nothing
to do with marketing at all. Polyester Resin should not be used below the
waterline, epoxy resin is just fine. It's just expensive and poisonous,
that's all. But it's bulletproof (and waterproof).

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan McNabb" <rgmcnabb@CenturyTel.net>
To: <baidarka@paddlewise.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 12:24 AM
Subject: Re: [baidarka] Glues

> Read Larry Pardey's "Classic Boat Construction". In the back there's a
long
> appendix regarding epoxies and their poor performance in wet and salt
water
> environments. Interesting reading. Resorcinol glues are truly waterproof
> and truly impervious to salt and immersion, but they don't have the
> marketing budget of the epoxy industry.
>
> Just thought it was interesting.
>
> Cheers
> Ryan McNabb
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