What do you mean by fairing? Are you talking about the edges of plywood
? Mahogany trim?
My impression of the task was that you were looking to replace rotted wood before painting over the brightwork. The Git Rot
brand also has some putty options for filling in missing wood.
One thing I have just recently learned here is to be careful what's in the product you use. A lot of the new, improved, "homeowner safe" fillers have cellulose in them. In a non-toxic matrix safe for Joe Homeowner who'd too stupid, basically, to wear a respirator or ventilate an area or shut off the electicity when using the good stuff with flammable solvents.
Termites LOVE cellulose. We have a friend here who just wrote me about an old Prindle catamaran
a neighbor just gave to him. He opened up one of the hulls to fix a leak, and found that the boat was literally full of termites....living happily on the foam floatation someone had pumped into the boat from cans they bought at a hardware
store. He sunk that hull
in seawater for two days, and says there were still a few hundred thousand live termites in it when he brought it up and started removing the foam. After two days flooded underwater.
I know of at least three boats that have totally destroyed interiors here because of Formosan termites. This invasion started here on this island about two years ago. And it's pretty serious. I'm just mentioning this because of where you live, and beccause you're replacing wood products. Choose wisely. It's pretty sad to see a 46 ft. motorsailor here that you literally cannot enter because it is unsafe to walk across a deck
. Someone in it's history
that termites consider candy.
On the weight issue, we figure we have taken about 2500 lbs off the boat since buying
it. The accumulations of almost thirty years and three previous owners. And their guests.