Originally Posted by RT Firefly
Mr Dom61. I agree with Mr anode. A good coating of epoxy in the tray should seal everything up and sufficient layers of core should provide the necessary stiffness. Of course you are going to cap the tray with several layers of cloth I hope.
Keep in mind if using West System you will have to remove the "blush" between coats to get your best bond. Evidently MAS does not develop this blush and IMHO will bond together better.
I don't think P/F grasps the concept. Stick with what you were planning to do.
Agreed with the exception that you can layup the multiple glass ply covering in one lay (love the sound of that
) so you don't have to worry about blush or sanding.....
I'm doing my flybridge where I had to cut out a 3x7 area of pieced together teak blocks and replace with 1/2 marine ply. Had I done the whole bridge...I would have sealed the ply but wth the patch..the top and sides and much of the bottom where the "attaching epoxy" was spread will be good enough....it would take another 30 years before more than 2-3 ply laminates could rot...but I find that unlikely as the top will now be completely sealed (no teak or other penetrations ...love that too
) so water should be a thing of the past up there...