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Re: Strip: Building Bjorn Thomasson's Frej

Remember one thing, epoxy is temperature sensitive, having a black bottom is one thing, having a black deck is something else entirely. You can very easily reach the temperature where the epoxy will start to lose strength.

It is true that the polyester-family resins are more heat resistant than most of the epoxies we use - I guess that's why those Tahe and other 'black' Greenland-style boats don't fall apart on the roof racks?

I wonder what the difference in heat absorption is between a dark WRC wood deck and one that's finished 'black'? I'm sure there's data out there somewhere.

Perhaps more of a problem for folks 'down South'? I usually have to 'remember' to run the A/C in the car a few times each summer, and most houses here (Vancouver Island) don't have A/C, so our 'frying eggs on the sidewalk' opportunities are very few.

Some info about the heat and strength issue is at:
http://www.westsystem.com/ss/assets/Uploads/04-Heat.pdf

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