Originally Posted by Blue Stocking
Lookin good Charlie.
How are you going to protect that clamp where the c/plate is let in? If in contact with the c/plate ,without protection, perfect place for rot
to start from seepage from a "working" c/plate.
I'm gonna CPES the piece first then paint
it. I'll be using the Sanitred system. Sanitred is a liquid polyurethane paint
that's flexible, waterproof and UV proof. It only comes off with a special stripper. I'll coat the deck ply with it including the edges.
For edges and joints with things like the bulwarks, chainplates and house, it'll get a primer coat of the Sanitred, then a bead of LRB (Liquid Rubber Base) thickened to a thick paste and troweled into the joint like caulk, followed by a second coat of Sanitred. Over the top of this will go the chainplate covers which screw into the deck with a bit of butyl tape under them.
The Sanitred/LRB layer acts like a rubber gasket
and the bit of butyl tape will seal around the screws and fill any gaps. All of these materials are flexible and won't crack with movement. Sanitred sticks to anything with a death grip.