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john simpson replied to john simpson's discussion Keel epoxy coating flaking off in the group Cascade Owners Unite
"Do I understand that yours has been flaking off, over a period of some years?  Mine's never had a problem until now. I suspect that being stored on the hard, with temperatures in the teens may have something to do with it but I'm…"
Mar 14, 2020
Tim Hryciw replied to john simpson's discussion Keel epoxy coating flaking off in the group Cascade Owners Unite
"My keel was sand blasted 15 years ago and epoxy coated. Last spring when it was hauled I noticed the last of the epoxy had come off. Im not sure what to do now. Swantown won't allow sand blasting and a needle gun would take along…"
Mar 14, 2020
john simpson added a discussion to the group Cascade Owners Unite

Keel epoxy coating flaking off

Five years ago, I had the bottom and keel ground off, the bottom checked for blisters (there were none) and both the keel and bottom epoxy coated. It was sand blasted and ospho prepared.Two years ago, I hauled and painted the bottom, everything looked good then. This past year I had the boat hauled and stored in SE Alaska. Just this past week, the person who is looking after it noticed that big pieces of the epoxy was flaking off the keel. No, I didn't run aground, it's much too far above the…See More
Mar 14, 2020
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SV Koru, on the mooring at Punchbowl, SE Alaska.1975 Cascade 36, out of Tacoma.
Feb 4, 2020

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Tacoma, WA
About Me:
USCG 50 T master.
ASA Sailing instructor
Cascade 36 owner
Retired, but 6 month per year cruiser, in the Pacific NW
Current location:
Tacoma, WA
Destinations visited:
Puget Sound, Vancouver ISland, Gulf Is., Nth BC Coast, BVI

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At 7:14pm on February 26, 2018, Brandon said…

Great! Thank you for your in-put! I will check it out! 


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