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tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy
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Hello wharram builders and friends!Me and my partner Ondra started building our tiki 38 last year in january. We have most of the starboard hull finished now, but we had to stop building about a…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian R Apr 13.

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Ian R replied to Eva Zvonickova's discussion tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy
"I lost several years in the construction of my boat due to a reaction to WEST epoxy (terrible itching/rash).   At one stage, storing the boat and covering it outside (I have bought dozens of tarps) I was going to put a match to it. So much work…"
Apr 13
boatsmith replied to Eva Zvonickova's discussion tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy
"sensitization does not go away. it takes less trigger one allthe time. A change ofcourse might be in order. Even with two hulls complete theer is still a ton of epoxy work."
Apr 9
Eva Zvonickova replied to Eva Zvonickova's discussion tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy
"Thank you everyone for your ideas. We did use nitril gloves, respirators, vacum sanders, changed clothes, installed ventilation to the shop...... As i said, things got worse over time and from a skin rash in the beginning is now choking in the night…"
Apr 9
boatsmith replied to Eva Zvonickova's discussion tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy
"As Budge says, it might be the Epoxy. Many people who sensitize to West Systems can work with Other brands ok. Raka works for some of these folks. This does not mean it is less dangerous, only that the reactions are different.  Firstly avoid…"
Apr 8
Budget Boater replied to Eva Zvonickova's discussion tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy
"It seems most people use West System epoxy, which is quite toxic. I have had serious allergies and asthma since childhood, but I have been building boats with epoxy for decades with few allergic reactions. First, I use NO BLUSH Progressive Epoxy,…"
Apr 5
andy solywoda replied to Eva Zvonickova's discussion tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy
"Ahoy Eva,      I too am allergic to epoxy and have had to be careful to avoid contact.  I use the standard 7mil nitrile gloves and rinse off my hands and arms with ordinary vinegar to neutralize the epoxy.  It seems…"
Apr 4
Eva Zvonickova replied to Eva Zvonickova's discussion tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy
"Thanks Bart, we wrote to Hanneke about our problem, so now we wait to see what she thinks. Regards Eva"
Apr 4
Eva Zvonickova replied to Eva Zvonickova's discussion tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy
"Yes, Dave, you are probably right. But that would be the last option, we like to finish what we started."
Apr 4
Bart Koop replied to Eva Zvonickova's discussion tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy
"Hi Eva, I think you could finish your boat by using vinyl esther, or polyester instead of epoxy. I think you should contact James wharram to consult. I know it is done bij someone building a trimaran.. Good luck, I hope you finisch your…"
Apr 4
dave tomlinson replied to Eva Zvonickova's discussion tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy
"You could probably buy a finished boat for less than the cost to build yours and quicker."
Apr 4
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tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy

Hello wharram builders and friends!Me and my partner Ondra started building our tiki 38 last year in january. We have most of the starboard hull finished now, but we had to stop building about a month ago due to Ondras health problems. From the start of the build, Ondra has been having some respiratory problems and skin rashes. Recently, things got quite serious (he was basicaly choking every night), so after visiting a doctor, who made some tests, he was diagnosed with asthma. It looks like it…See More
Apr 4
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unfinished tiki 38 project ? allergy to epoxy

Hello wharram builders and friends!Me and my partner Ondra started building our tiki 38 last year in january. We have most of the starboard hull finished now, but we had to stop building about a month ago due to Ondras health problems. From the start of the build, Ondra has been having some respiratory problems and skin rashes. Recently, things got quite serious (he was basicaly choking every night), so after visiting a doctor, who made some tests, he was diagnosed with asthma. It looks like it…See More
Apr 4

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unfinished tiki 38 project ? allergy to epoxy

Hello wharram builders and friends!

Me and my partner Ondra started building our tiki 38 last year in january. We have most of the starboard hull finished now, but we had to stop building about a month ago due to Ondras health problems. 

From the start of the build, Ondra has been having some respiratory problems and skin rashes. Recently, things got quite serious (he was basicaly choking every night), so after visiting a doctor, who made some tests, he was diagnosed with…
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