So, I’m building the 60 inch (1.5 meter) Carol Moran Harbor Tug by Dumas, the hull is completely planked and sanded. Now it’s time to lay fiberglass cloth and z-poxy resin the hull, not being familiar with this process I ask for advice ( yes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions). One of the recommendations is “Why not use Flex-Seal?” For those that have not seen the tv commercials, it a rubberized product that when painted on dries to a rubberized finished. Wow! That’s a great idea! I’ll use Flex-Seal instead of of Fiberglass, brilliant!
So, I go to Home Depot and by Flex-Seal, disposable gloves, brushes, eye protection, face mask....etc.
1. After it cures, it cannot be sanded nor painted
2. Air is the enemy of Flex-Seal, after a period of time the product starts to set and it leaves small particles on surface.
3. Requires numerous applications of light coats of Flex-Seal
4. The finished product looks like crap.
So, I call Dumas Products and spoke with Doug, explained how I screwed up and we worked out a plan to purchase the materials to build a new hull.
The morale of my saga is called “ Bad Advise”