This is clever enough that even I could do it! - Instructable.
How to Apply Epoxy
Here's how I apply epoxy resin to seal marine ply.
Here is what I made. It's from 1/4" HDPE plastic. That's the same stuff they make that plastic decking from. $6 for some scrap at regal plastic in San Antonio.
Used a Jig saw and plastic welder.
@ 1-1/2 hours to complete mainly because I have never welded any plastic other than fixing small holes in my kayaks - piece of cake. Same cutting time and principals as wood just no glue curing time or painting involved.
As I wait for epoxy to dry, here is my solution for using Concept2 sculling oarlocks on my GIS. The trick was to adapt the rigger pins to a standard 1/2 inch oarlock socket, then to mount the sockets so the pins are vertical, as that is how these oarlocks are designed to be mounted. I found that 10mm stainless rivnuts are the trick, as their OD fits perfectly in the socket. The top rivnut threads in place on the pin, and I'll probably epoxy the lower one in the bottom of the socket. The pictures show how everything goes together. One may ask "why?". Just for the fun of it I suppose, and I used to scull, so I like these oarlocks. Regardless, this is a "how" that can be adapted to pretty much any wooden boat.
Here is a good pictorial on making coopered spars.
Popular Mechanics, Feb 1905.
Traditional Maritime Skills
How many of y'all are aware of this site. I found it to be incredibly interesting and helpful.
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