With our End Grain Sealer Kit, you can waterproof your boats wood in three simple steps: Prepare your wood by rubbing off any previous finish with sandpaper. You can use two different sandpaper gritsrough to get the tricky parts and then fine to give the wood a uniform finish.
I think, if I recall correctly, the best way to waterproof exposed wood in any boat is to replace it every 5 years. 1989 Starcraft 171S Select "Cap'n Crunch" / OMC Cobra 4.3 V6 / 432APRMED Waterproofing wood For it to last it needs to be glassed. First clean the wood and make sure its dry.
The Professional Version of Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer is designed to dissolve not only the saps and oils in the wood but also the natural water, and to keep the impregnating resin dissolved "in solution" in the presence of those saps, oils and moisture of the wood.
You can seal wood quite well with epoxy - you always need two coats 1 coat cuts water take up approx 50% - two coats about 90% according to my personal tests . Note that wood expands and contracts with water content and epoxies and other things with temp.
If you can find one of those old wooden boats rotting away in the back of some boat yard, some digging with a knife will show that the wood under the painted canvas is as sound as the day the paint was put on. It is a good idea to seal any wood with THE MIX at this point. The house paint is not waterproof, and water will get to the wood
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