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Bonjour,
Once the hull has been glassed with fabric, beam sockets, lacing battens and some other thing have to be put on the boat.
Do you put them before or after the painting? (And paint them separatly after)
Also, do you glue these,accessories or do you use only silicone and screws?
With thanks for your answers,
Éric

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My advice would be to paint as much of the interior of the boat as you can before putting the decks on. Externally I would finish all the work before putting final coat on.

Thanks Paul, Inside has been painted actually. And so for outside, everithing should be finished, including beam sockets, lacing battens... before painting. Thank you.

Salut eric! 

Me again. I agree with paul. Painting is last. And I can tell you that we severly underestimated the work and time it takes to paint such a small boat. But I guess that was the case with every step of the building. It all makes the maiden voyage even sweeter.

Keep it up!

Thanks Pius! What I largely underestimate is the sanding time! Can't believe how much time and energy is needed. However, it is every day closer to completion...

And by the way. I recommend some antislippery paint on deck and platform. We sometimes miss it on SAUS UND BRAUS. Safty first!

I would not recommend using silicone for anything. Nothing sticks to silicone, not even silicone. The cured residue is nearly impossible to remove. It is better to use a bedding compound or butyl rubber.

I agree with BB a thousand percent on that.  I won't let silicone anywhere near a boat of mine.  I've had to clean it off when I've been doing up old boats and it's a hell of a job, the slightest trace left behind causes problems.  I use Sikaflex these days.

Budget Boater said:

I would not recommend using silicone for anything. Nothing sticks to silicone, not even silicone. The cured residue is nearly impossible to remove. It is better to use a bedding compound or butyl rubber.

That is something I did not know. So you glue the lashing pads and fill the bolt holes with epoxy, instead?
Thanks for the warning anyway.

Epoxy glue, screw/bolt the lashing pads in place.

If you intend to have removable bolts, drill the holes double the size required for the bolt, fill with thickened epoxy, then re-drill to the proper size. This prevents water wicking into the endgrain.

If you want to install something that might need to be removed at a later time (cleats, ports, pad-eyes, chain plates, etc.) then you drill the holes for the bolts/screws, epoxy coat (or fill as above and re-drill) the endgrain. Use a bedding compound or butyl rubber tape to seal the part to the hull/deck/cabin, and screw/bolt into place. Do not use silicone and NEVER USE 5200!!



Éric Bouvéron said:

That is something I did not know. So you glue the lashing pads and fill the bolt holes with epoxy, instead?
Thanks for the warning anyway.
Thank you very much, greatly appreciated.

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