Fiberglass bottom N water line

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Fiberglass bottom N water line

Post by svenole » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:19 pm

Hi.anyone here just glass the bottom and the sides alittle above water line? and just varnish the sides for bright look? Le Tonkinois is a varnish containing linseed oil and tung oil,i read about it on the wooden boat forum and they say very good things about it. uv resistant,it breaths, no sanding! if you get a scratch you just add more to it and it wont crack over time .look at it its very interesting .
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Post by svenole » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:05 am

From the varnish web site :!:
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Post by Iggy » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:04 pm

I didn't fiberglass because I wanted to waterproof... I fiberglassed to help deal with the hundreds of bumps and nicks you get from docks & trailering. Fiberglass provides a layer of armor for protecting the wood underneath.

I can tell you, after using my a few dozen times now, I am VERY glad I fiberglassed my sides, deck, etc. I have a lot of scratches already, but so far nothing has penetrated past the fiberglass layer.

I do like the idea of re-touching as often as you like. I am going to have to figure out how to clean up my scratches sooner or later.
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Post by svenole » Fri May 03, 2013 8:22 am

Im very surprised no one commented on this varnish.On the Woodboat forum its members use it a lot.Ive tested it and you wipe it on like you would and oil because that's what it is>thin coats and NO streaks and no sanding.i put 6 coats on a piece of my boat lumber and let sit 2 years of sun ,rain, ice and snow and it still looks great. :!: .dosnt scratch easy either >TOUGH.EASY.GOOD LOOKING. :D

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Post by thudpucker » Sat May 04, 2013 8:40 pm

I like that Rich color. looks like it could stand anything.
I like the shape of that rounded stern too.

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Post by svenole » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:13 pm

Its very a very good product
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Post by svenole » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:22 pm

Im still considering not glassing my upper outsides.......bottom and waterline are glassed.
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Post by gdcarpenter » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:49 pm

For what it's worth I only glassed my bottom, up a bit past water line, no glass on sidea. Less weight, less work. I've used Pettit Z spar varnish on my boat, light sand between coats, but happy with the product - definitely not finicky re application, hopefully a good compromise between flexibility and hardness, and easy to add extra coats at any timr.

My carpentry experience with tung oil has been unimpressive.
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Post by svenole » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:27 pm

This varnish wont blacken and its a combo of tung oil too........... also good UV protection

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Post by svenole » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:54 pm

Also I have 3 rub rails that run full length...... bottom ,1 right on the water line and one on top.that will protect the hull when trailering or along the dock..pier

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Post by svenole » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:41 pm

YUP
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Post by svenole » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:33 pm

the inside is varnished with this and below floorboards is epoxied.Im thicking about using this on the outside over the epoxy coating.

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Post by billy c » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:28 am

i was interested in what you were using.
this is from their site FAQ:
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Post by svenole » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:26 am

I have seen there site but they don't mention there varnish being able to protect epoxy from U.V. > the varnish itself holds up well in the sun . im not going to chance it and im going to use system 3 spar varnish over my epoxy covered areas.

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