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Polythene grams/metre squared
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Hello all!I am building a Melanesia. First time ever building a boat so learning a lot the fast way... I am looking at materials for the sail and considering buying polythene cloth... So now I find…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christian Linder Jul 7.

Primary bonding vs. secondary bonding
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Hello boatbuilders,I am going to coat the interior of the hull panels of my Melanesia. Do you recommend using the wet on wet technique (when the previous coat is sticky, apply the next one)? That way…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christian Linder Sep 23, 2016.

What is the best way to get rid of the dust after sanding wood and before coating?
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Hi!Just brushing the surface doesn't seem to get the fine dust out. I was going to use a rag with alcohol or thinner. I just read, however, in the Gougeon's book, "we do not recommend using rags for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christian Linder Sep 29, 2016.

Sticky Epoxy
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Hi everyone! Building the Melanesia is turning out to be a bit more complicated than I thought.. since it is the first time I build a boat.I coated the interior of the pannels with 3 layers of epoxy.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Hughes Sep 12, 2016.

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Christian Linder replied to Christian Linder's discussion Polythene grams/metre squared
"Hi Roger!  I considered that option also but... From what I have seen, it is not easy to get some dacron (at least here in Spain). And since it is my first sail, I think I'll start with some Polythene, which is cheap... Thanks ;-)"
Jul 7
Roger replied to Christian Linder's discussion Polythene grams/metre squared
"Hi Christian, Since it is a small sail, why not just order some dacron from Duckworks or Sailrite? Roger"
Jul 4
Christian Linder replied to Christian Linder's discussion Polythene grams/metre squared
"You're right Brett! It's probably not the best option for the long term. But for ocasional use in a Melanesia I think I will start with that.... All the best, Christian!"
Jul 4
Brett Parker replied to Christian Linder's discussion Polythene grams/metre squared
"Polythene for your sails...? I would have thought this was a fairly temporary material to perhaps experiment with initially. I suppose with some of the really strong tapes like gorilla tape, you could learn quite a lot but don't think its the…"
Jul 4
Ian Bamsey replied to Christian Linder's discussion Polythene grams/metre squared
"I just know that people have made sails from this stuff. It's very strong and low stretch and not too expensive. Good luck Ian"
Jul 3
Christian Linder replied to Christian Linder's discussion Polythene grams/metre squared
"Thank you Ian! From what I am seeing, Tyvek is a polythene cloth 125 g/metre squared.. so I guess I will go for that density"
Jul 3
Ian Bamsey replied to Christian Linder's discussion Polythene grams/metre squared
"tyvek"
Jul 3
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Polythene grams/metre squared

Hello all!I am building a Melanesia. First time ever building a boat so learning a lot the fast way... I am looking at materials for the sail and considering buying polythene cloth... So now I find there is a big range of densities and strength that go from 60 gram per metre squared to 300 gram per metre squared.Which one would you recommend?Thank you!See More
Jul 2
Christian Linder replied to Christian Linder's discussion What is the best way to get rid of the dust after sanding wood and before coating?
"Didn't know that.... In the shop they recommended the tack cloth... I'll be careful about it"
Sep 29, 2016
Omar M. Rashash replied to Christian Linder's discussion What is the best way to get rid of the dust after sanding wood and before coating?
"A tack cloth can be a really bad idea when working with epoxy. Whatever it is impregnated with may interfere with the ability of the epoxy to cure. If you're going to wipe it down, either use a wet cloth or a cloth saturated with acetone or…"
Sep 29, 2016
Christian Linder replied to Christian Linder's discussion What is the best way to get rid of the dust after sanding wood and before coating?
"Ok, thanks for the tips! I also found in the shop a tack cloth which is pretty efficient."
Sep 28, 2016
Rogerio Martin replied to Christian Linder's discussion What is the best way to get rid of the dust after sanding wood and before coating?
"I use, brush, and after use rag with a little alcool, works ok, no problem. Don't aply solvents. "
Sep 28, 2016
Brad Ingram replied to Christian Linder's discussion What is the best way to get rid of the dust after sanding wood and before coating?
"I used a shop vac with brush attachment after using the exhaust function to blow all the dust out first. "
Sep 26, 2016
Christian Linder replied to Christian Linder's discussion Primary bonding vs. secondary bonding
"In the instructions manual they recommend allowing to cure the first coat. However, the West Systems video tutorials on Youtube say that you can coat wet on tacky (without sanding) and the Gougeon Book does as well. I am going to try the wet on…"
Sep 23, 2016
Christian Linder replied to Christian Linder's discussion What is the best way to get rid of the dust after sanding wood and before coating?
"Thanks Budget Boater,  I don't have the compressed air... all the other steps I'm going to follow!"
Sep 23, 2016
Budget Boater replied to Christian Linder's discussion Primary bonding vs. secondary bonding
"If you are using West System, follow their recommendations. We use a non-blushing epoxy and coat wet over tacky."
Sep 22, 2016

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I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Melanesia
Country, City, and State?
Barcelona, Spain
About me or us?
Passionate about the sea, want to experience building my own boat and sailing it.

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