• Unloading The New Teak Deck!!!

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Unloading the new teak deck that was made for me by TeakDecking Systems! This crate was 41 feet long and weighed roughly 1300 pounds :-O! Very grateful for all the help that I was able to get from local friends! Without them I don’t know how I would have been able to pull this off 🙂 Thank you!!! Please ‘Like’, ‘Share’ and ‘Comment’!! Subscribe To This Channel!! https://www.youtube.com/user/boatworkstoday?sub_confirmation=1 Also, please remember that there is additional content and ad-free versions of these video’s available for Patreon…

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Using Soft Sand Rubber For Awlgrip Nonskid

In this video I take a look at a new product called SoftSand Rubber® used for creating a nonskid texture on your painted deck. This product is manufactured by SoftPoint Industries. In the past I’ve always used Griptex (which is Awlgrip’s version of their nonskid particles) and it worked fine; it created a nice looking texture that served it’s purpose of keeping you sure-footed, but the application was always something that took a little messing around with to make it look perfectly uniform. Typically I…

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Gelcoat / Epoxy Bonding Results

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Can Gelcoat And Epoxy Bond?

Here is the first of 2 video’s where I look to see if there’s any truth to the belief that polyester based materials (such as gelcoat) won’t bond to epoxy. It’s been long believed that if you were using epoxy for your fiberglass repairs, you were more or less limited to having to use paint as your topcoat. Over the years I’ve “broken the rules” on occasion and to date have not had any issues using gelcoat as my topcoat over epoxy. I’m not saying…

Rebuilding A Foam Cored Rudder~Part 5

The last video of this series! Here I cover a great product from Pettit Paint! Their barrier coat system called Pettit Protect. An easy to use protective system that helps prevent the formation of blisters in the fiberglass. You can find more information on this product HERE… This system is mixed 3:1 (3 parts base to 1 part catalyst) and if needed can be thinned up to 10% overall volume with Pettit 97 Epoxy Thinner to help with rolling the material out a bit smoother….

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