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Re: polyester resin

Posted by: George Roberts on January 4, 2000

> I want to build a low cost stitch and glue and have been given polyester
> resin and cloth free. My question is how do I use these items instead of
> epoxy resin and how do i scarf joints without using epoxy. If i glass the
> wood do i need okoume or will inexpensive birch lauan do the trick but
> just add weight?

You can see the bias of each writer.

For the most part they confuse the workmanship with the product.

A polyester boat built using good technique is going to be as strong as an epoxy boat built using poor technique.

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