Mr John battens order of operations

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Big Boat Guy
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Mr John battens order of operations

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I have my battens ready to go down on my Mr John. The hull is not yet primed or painted. I’m planning to paint the hull and varnish the battens. Should I paint the hull and varnish the battens then attach them? I think this may visually look the best. Alternatively I can attach the battens now where I’ll know I’ll get a good bond. Then later I’ll tape them off, paint and varnish. Thanks for your thoughts.

Evan
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Re: Mr John battens order of operations

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I vote for gluing first. If you get any of the varnish/paint on the joint won't be good. Also you will likely get a bit of squeeze out at the joints so you would have to do some touch ups anyway.

JimmY
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Re: Mr John battens order of operations

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Are you going to encapsulate the inside and outside of your boat? If so, encapsulate them and them on the inside surfaces.
-Jim
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Big Boat Guy
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Re: Mr John battens order of operations

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The outside is encapsulated. I was planning to just prime and paint the inside.

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