By Greg Hatten
|Hull side panels curing in the comfort of Hatten's warm and cozy foyer.|
The wet winter months in Oregon are perfect
for garage projects like boat building
and car restoration. They are less than
"ideal," however, if you want a perfect epoxy
finish for your boat and your garage is
After failed attempts at space heaters and patience
(waiting for a four day warm front in
January), I had to improvise. My wife graciously
let me move my boat building indoors
to a perfect 72°F, dust-free, climate
controlled environment. The WEST SYSTEM
Epoxy set up great in our front entry way
and produced just the finish I was after for
my 16' McKenzie Style Drift Boat.
Moving the shop indoors was not without
precedence; the winter before, I restored an
FJ40 Land Cruiser that required warming up
parts in the kitchen before I could paint
I married a saint.
|The drift boat is close to completion in the
normal setting for boat building (below).|
The McKenzie style drift boat is designed for maneuverability
and is especially suited to get you down
wild rivers (above) and not-so-wild rivers (below) to
where the fish are.|
Epoxyworks 29 / Fall 2009
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