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3 minutes ago, captin slows old outlaw said:

2/3 ds rubed down , removed 2 layers of jell coat, willbe appling a new layer of jell coat wether permiting tommorow.

then rub down lightly and second coat. i might put a resin coat on top to give it depth ?  any thoughts on that

And there was me thinking you were going to report that you’d finished before Geoff! 

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9 minutes ago, captin slows old outlaw said:

2/3 ds rubed down , removed 2 layers of jell coat, willbe appling a new layer of jell coat wether permiting tommorow.

then rub down lightly and second coat. i might put a resin coat on top to give it depth ?  any thoughts on that

Yeah. 
My thoughts on gel coat after doing a few small repairs are it’s a pain in the arse. 

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23 minutes ago, captin slows old outlaw said:

2/3 ds rubed down , removed 2 layers of jell coat, willbe appling a new layer of jell coat wether permiting tommorow.

then rub down lightly and second coat. i might put a resin coat on top to give it depth ?  any thoughts on that

Glad to see that you are back on it Pete. Pete Gel coat is waterproof, resin is not so do not overcoat the gel with resin. Geoff.

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15 hours ago, Geoff said:

Glad to see that you are back on it Pete. Pete Gel coat is waterproof, resin is not so do not overcoat the gel with resin. Geoff.

Geoff.... If resin is not waterproof then why are you supposed to seal all woodwork with it? Isn't gelcoat just a resin with colour pigment and with wax its flow coat?

Sorry, I just find that confusing

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3 hours ago, suzook12 said:

Geoff.... If resin is not waterproof then why are you supposed to seal all woodwork with it? Isn't gelcoat just a resin with colour pigment and with wax its flow coat?

Sorry, I just find that confusing

Steve, obviously gelcoat is a form of resin and contains pigment, but it is designed to form the outside (or inside) smooth hard and almost water resistant skin of a fibreglas mould/moulding. Just using resin with pigment is not the same, other wise why bother using gelcoat. I am not a chemist so cannot comment about the actual composition of the product, but stand by the comments that I made earlier. If Pete wants to put on a final clearcoat then he should use clear gelcoat - but why bother? Geoff.☺️

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5 hours ago, Geoff said:

Steve, obviously gelcoat is a form of resin and contains pigment, but it is designed to form the outside (or inside) smooth hard and almost water resistant skin of a fibreglas mould/moulding. Just using resin with pigment is not the same, other wise why bother using gelcoat. I am not a chemist so cannot comment about the actual composition of the product, but stand by the comments that I made earlier. If Pete wants to put on a final clearcoat then he should use clear gelcoat - but why bother? Geoff.☺️

I'm not calling into question what you're sayin, just saying that kinda flies against the advice of sealing wood with resin which I find confusing, as its not sealed at all.....

 

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2 minutes ago, suzook12 said:

I'm not calling into question what you're sayin, just saying that kinda flies against the advice of sealing wood with resin which I find confusing, as its not sealed at all.....

 

I would recommend a tin hat. 
 

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5 minutes ago, suzook12 said:

Nah, just sayin I'm confused lol....... Geoff has been building boats for years.... Well, one, anyway 🤣

He started it in ‘84 after getting thrown out of an oompah band. 

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3 hours ago, captin slows old outlaw said:

2 hours to fix the bow roller on. what a rigmoroll. forward cleat 20 minits now im n---d.

Yeah, I seem to remember it is a fit fiddly right under the bow, and you have to shape the plywood backing to fit the pointy bit ................ 👍

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