The first step in applying an epoxy concrete floor coating is to remove any part of the floor that is loose or could become loose in the near future. An example would be concrete, tar, paint, or any type of adhesive.
Boat building is one of those quite intimidating and seemingly daunting task which you can undertake. However, with thorough preparation and the right set of plans, this is one job you can successfully finish in no time at all.
Wood always expands when it takes on moisture. It therefore follows that moisture on the underside of the wood will make the underside expand laterally. However, the upper side of the wood which has not absorbed any moisture, so this stays at near its original size. The immense strength of the expansion of the underside of the wood is what makes the edges of the wood curl.
If the beam has any visible knot holes or cracks that need to be filled, use epoxy as filler. This is the best filler that can be used and it will not fall out. You can mix sanding dust with the epoxy to fill cracks for a color match. With knots, use black brick dust to mix in the Epoxy for wood and sawdust filler. This is great for all filler applications in wood.
Frame is the backbone of the wooden boat. Hence, any damages or problems in the frame should be fixed as soon as possible. Hard spots or bulges in the planking, sagging sign and open seams around the turn of the bilges are some of the major signs of damages. These signs appear on the outside of the hull. Sometimes, the damages may not be obvious, so it is important to check the inside of the hull for any hard spots. If you have repaired in any areas, you need to inspect them more carefully. Cracks and small holes are hard to see in poor lighting, so it is essential to make sure before inspecting whether sufficient lighting is there.
As for materials, stitch and glue boats usually use fiberglass, wood and epoxy. Fiberglass is used to sheath the outside portion of the boat. While the boat itself is usually made of wood epoxy. You just need to choose what type of wood to use. For this reason, you’re most likely to use epoxy to glue the parts together as epoxy works best with wood.
These two pieces will be joined together by use of copper or plastic cable ties. Ensure you use an adequate length for each hole, to fasten it effectively.
Safe boat building is smart boat building. The plain truth is that you can construct a small tri out of wood materials and end up with a super boat by doing things in a healthy way.