I've a 36 ft Tahitiana steel
that I'm looking to insulate as she spends most of her time in and around Ireland
. The boat is a self build, and well done, with only a few minor bits of light corrosion
on the interior
(where pipes have rubbed etc over the last ten years since it was launched). I'm considering purchasing
rolls of 8mx1mx13mm armflex type o insulation
and wanted to run my plan by you guys to see if you have any comments or suggestions.
Step 1. look over entire hull interior
. wire wheel
brush back all corrosion
to pure steel
, then prime and paint
with two part epoxy
. (leaving the areas that aren't showing corrosion alone.)
step 2. wipe everything down with soapy water
, let it dry, then with denatured alcohol.
step 3. apply armaflex to the interior of the hull
, adding extra bits where sheets
meet to coverlap the gap.
step 4. put wood interior back into the boat
I've a couple questions:
1. Do I need to worry about overcoating the armaflex with some sort of sealer/paint?
2. Is it worth it to cover the entire interior of the hull with a brand new coat of epoxy
or only the areas that are showing rust?
thanks so much for any suggestions or tips from folks who may have worked with armaflex before.