The Rot Doctor


Subject: (CPES on New Construction)
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006

Gentlepeople...I am in the process of planning the construction of a wooden boat ( I believe that I could use CPES as a sealer instead of the standard resin that is out there. Have you had any experience using CPES in new boat construction? The plans also call for taping the chines, would CPES be used there as well?

Thanks for your attention.

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The CPES is commonly used for this purpose, and it does help protect the wood. It penetrates MUCH better than the standard epoxy resin. As long as you use a standard epoxy resin (not CPES) for taping the chines, then there will be no compatibility problems. All epoxies will bond to each other.

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