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Hi, everyone. Quick question: it would be slightly easier for me to coat the interior surfaces of all panels, then glue the butt joints. It's just harder to find a safe place to let them cure if they're already joined into the longer sections.
But I'm not sure if butting the alread-coated panels would be as strong as butting bare plywood. Does it matter?
a chemical joint will always be far superior to a mechanical joint ie sanding epoxy coating before glueing.on my first hull i did what you proposed and as far as i can see it will be fine,remembering it will be glassed too.
but to be honest i think both techniques are fine as long as the surfaces are clean and well prepped.