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Heat & Humidity
By:Jim Ward
Date: 7/6/1998, 1:00 pm

I was hoping to complete my CLC stitch-n-glue hull in my temperature and humidity controlled basement and then move it out to my garage to attach the deck, etc. But, this won't be possible. I have to move it to the garage now, before I attach the side and bottom panels and begin the fillet and glassing. Garage temperature 50 - 100+ degrees at this time of year with high humidity.

So... I was wondering how the high temperatures and humidity would affect the Okoume plywood, the epoxy curing, and the fiberglassing process. I know the wood is going to swell up considerably from what it is now in my 60 degree low humidity basement.

I suspect a lot of you have built your kayaks in hot humid garages. What have you experienced in these conditions?

Thanks for any input you may have.

Jim Ward

Messages In This Thread

Heat & Humidity
Jim Ward -- 7/6/1998, 1:00 pm
Re: Heat & Humidity
NPenney -- 7/7/1998, 2:31 pm
Aye, yer lucky to have a garage
Wynne -- 7/6/1998, 8:14 pm
Re: Aye, yer lucky to have a garage
Mark Kanzler -- 7/8/1998, 12:30 am
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Paul Jacobson -- 7/6/1998, 6:27 pm
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CHad -- 7/6/1998, 2:39 pm
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Rob Cochrane -- 7/6/1998, 4:48 pm