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  • Russell Traina says:

    Andy,
    I need to do the same thing to my Catalina sailboat, to replace soggy core. I have seen some others replace it with this material that looks like it has small squares cut in to it. Exactly what is this material and where can I get it at?
    Thanks, Russell

  • Lee says:

    Hi Andy, quick question …….
    When you sealed the plywood prior to replacing the cap …… What did you use to seal ?

    Lee

    • ~Andy says:

      Un-thickened epoxy 🙂 But, I should say that I’m only using epoxy for this project because I know that I will be painting (versus gelcoating). If I were going to be using gelcoat for the finished surface I would have used polyester based resins..

      Polyester resins don’t typically like to stick to epoxy surfaces. Other way around is fine, though 🙂 But, that’s for another video…

      • Nick says:

        Absolutely the best thing on the internet! I went from virgin to semi-ok in one day!
        Question: I have a small ski boat and want to epoxy then lay carpet what do you recommend for glue and prep after epoxy repairs. (sand then paint then glue? or just sand and glue? or any other method?)

        You rock the world!
        Nick

  • Jack From Denmark says:

    Hey Andy

    Great page you have here, and I love the way you explain things.
    Can’t wait to see more!
    One question:
    If you had to replace a core from the bottom, how would you do with the epoxy around the core?

    • ~Andy says:

      To be honest, I wouldn’t do this from the bottom. Even though it seems like the easier route, it will take much longer and be a lot messier than trying to do the replacement from the top 🙂

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