Thursday, August 2, 2012

Epoxy Coating Initiated.

I haven't posted about the boat because there simply hasn't been much to post.  I've been plinking away, one day at a time, on a variety of uninspiring boat related things.

Right now I've got one side of three bulkheads and the stem epoxied.  I'm amazed, quite frankly, by how many insects feel inspired to die on a resin coated piece of plywood.  I can't help but feel that someday, when the majority of life on earth has been snuffed out, a technologically advanced species will be able to use my boat's insect-glued bulkheads to recreate what the Pacific Northwest was like in the 21st century.

Also, I have a hard time NOT whisking the epoxy.  By the time I realized what I was doing I had introduced so many bubbles that the first bulkhead I coated looked like a rough interpretation of Starry Night.

So, yeah, don't do that.




  1. I discovered a way to get rid of those bubbles in your epoxy coat. Use a foam brush and very lightly drag it over the wet epoxy. It'll pop all the bubbles and leave the surface smooth and glossy. No need to buy expensive ones because you'll be throwing them away after using them. I got mine at a dollar store. The process is called "tipping" and works with paint too - roll the paint on with a roller and then "tip" with a foam brush for a nice bubble-free finish.

  2. Great advice, thanks for the tip. I'll give it a shot!