Epoxy – The Wonder Material?
There can be little doubt that epoxy has changed the world of wooden boatbuilding, particularly for amateur boatbuilders. But is it really all that it is cracked up to be?
Transom ripped out by impact of the rudder with a whale at high speed, while racing. The stern knee, projecting into the opening at the bottom, is a major strength member to tie the transom to the hull bottom. It has zero epoxy bond of the aft face where it is rebated into the transom and was held only by the bond onto the edges of the rebate.