So you have made the decision to build a boat; it does not really matter of what type, whether it is a kayak or a canoe or another type entirely. You just need to make sure it as light and as durable as you can build, whether it is from a kit, or you are building it from scratch. Making sure you adhere to one very important rule during the build process can make all the difference in the boat building process.
Not all concrete floors will keep a coating of epoxy garage floor paint. A concrete floor must be prepared properly and it is not an easy job. One way to test whether your floor is suitable for this job is to tape a plastic bag to the floor for approximately twenty-four hours. If moisture appears under the plastic then you cannot coat the floor with epoxy.
Marine-Tex FlexSet is an additional option which is a great alternative to the G/Flex adhesives. It is really great for boat applications because it helps bond unlike items like copper (needed for stitching) together with PVC. FlexSet may be used either on top or under the waterline and may be also used for the drying of wet surfaces. It attached to many different kinds of surfaces, securing a flexible yet strong bond.
Before applying the Epoxy Resin concrete floor coating a second stripper is applied to help remove contaminants and to give the concrete a sandpaper like texture. A rotary scrubber is used to help remove any mineral stains still on the cement. As in the previous step, the mixture is then vacuumed up completely, making sure that everything is removed the cracks of the floor.
The rustic materials are best suited for outdoor, patios, gardens and terraces. For balconies and terraces, the epoxy should be light and porous. Sophisticated options are better in bathrooms and kitchens. It is always good to give your restaurant that special touch.
There are several steps involved in applying an epoxy garage floor coating. The first involves cleaning and etching the concrete. Etching the concrete will make the concrete rougher, which allows the wood epoxy to adhere better to the concrete. If you have a problem with moisture, you will not be able to apply the coating because it will not stick properly.
If you were to begin to make laminated beams there would be a call for beams with a certain angle to match the particular roof line of the structure and turn to the floor. This also can be accomplished with sawmill adaptations. If you have serious interest in such, call me and I will discuss how. With this setup you could produce the beams from Pine, Poplar, Oak, Ash, etc. Basically any wood that will plane out flat. The strength would be several times greater than solid beams.
Safe boat building is smart boat building. The plain truth is that you can construct a small tri out of wood materials and end up with a super boat by doing things in a healthy way.