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Cockle

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Bulwarks
« on: April 27, 2020, 10:52:56 AM »
Hi
I have recently removed the Bulwarks from 'Cockle' and would like to know if anyone can advise if coating with epoxy would be a better way of protecting them from the elements! They are not in bad shape but do have some deep cracks in places that would benefit from from filling, I'm thinking a coat of West epoxy to seal them and then varnish over the top... Also the bilge boards are similarly in need of repair to the edges and are not currently epoxy coated, I'm thinking it would it be a good idea to fill and coat these with epoxy also... any thoughts most welcome?
Best Graham

Ken

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Re: Bulwarks
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2020, 11:09:02 PM »
Shame you got no reply here Graham but maybe everybody here has , like me, no experience of epoxy and varnish on woods. Hope you found some info somewhere. I know cladding wooden dinghies in epoxy has been a common activity.
Is Cockle sailing this year ?
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Re: Bulwarks
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2020, 10:31:13 PM »
Hi . Would oiling be a mistake ? Osmo oil or Danish ? I like the idea of something that soaks in rather than sits on the timber .

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Re: Bulwarks
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 09:03:32 AM »
Must admit I'm not a fan of any form of "hard" coating, particularly to any area that might get damaged - it makes it very difficult to repair. So personally I'd always use an oil type protection so that it just needs a quick lick rather than a scrape back and revarnish/epoxy.
Olio is always good!
However, having said that, if it's an area that's not seen - eg drop keels, epoxy sounds sensible!