Epoxy for Rudder

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fritz3000g
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Epoxy for Rudder

Post by fritz3000g » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:54 am

I'm getting ready to modify my rudder on my Mac25. Was looking at West Systems for the epoxy, but it's a bit spendy. Is there a more affordable option that's appropriate for a rudder mod?

Thanks!

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Re: Epoxy for Rudder

Post by Sisu » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:31 am

Good discussion here: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread. ... est-System

I looked for alternatives for my keel project before deciding that West was worth the extra bucks. You're only saving $20-30 with other 5:1 systems per gallon (your rudder project will probably use around half of that or less), and to me that was worth the quality you get with West. Plus, you can save the leftovers for future use on structural repairs. (Only use the best when it comes to structural work. Take it from me that it beats making the same repair twice!)

What sort of mods are you looking at for your rudder? Leading edge extension?

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sailboatmike
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Re: Epoxy for Rudder

Post by sailboatmike » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:45 pm

In reality a few bucks here and there makes little difference once your talking about anything marine.

Buy the best you can afford, sometimes the cheaper option works out to be more expensive in the long term.

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Re: Epoxy for Rudder

Post by Seapup » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:48 am

I read good thing and have had good luck with Raka. Its all they do and makes it easy to get everything in one spot.

http://www.raka.com/epoxy.html

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Re: Epoxy for Rudder

Post by fritz3000g » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:50 pm

Thanks all! I'll check out Raka and see what I can learn. Thanks!

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Jonair222
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Re: Epoxy for Rudder

Post by Jonair222 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:46 pm

i have used UV Clear tabletop from amason (211) its ok but a little runny, very clear and durableonce cured, dont try iut over a smooth painted surface tho

Also you can get BOATYARD grade 3m Epoxy from Homedepot /Lowes for about $40 and it works A OK too

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