Re: Cheap fiberglass

Richard Green

That’s the stuff! I spelled it wrong. Got the usage in error, too. Thanks for setting it straight, John. It was easy to apply, worked like a champ when properly done. Geez, I haven’t been to Englund’s in years, either. Still use Victorinox steak knives I bought there over forty years ago. At the time, they were 3.95 each so I bought a dozen. But I digress..


On Nov 28, 2020, at 2:41 PM, John Kohnen <> wrote:

Arabol is extinct, but pretty much the same stuff is sold by another name. You can get it at Englund's. Rick J told me the particulars a few moths ago, but I've forgotten them. <sigh> Arabol was a pipe lagging goo. A PVA goo, related to Elmer's glue and the Titebonds, made by Bordens.

This may be what the fishing boats are using now:

On 11/27/2020 4:22 PM, Rich G wrote:
When I built Passage, I epoxied the decks with a couple rolled on coats of epoxy, then laid 10 oz cloth in Aerobal, made sure it was well coated, painted over it with Wards (at the time) porch and deck paint. 28 years later I saw the boat still on the same coat of paint. I can’t even find Aerobal online to show a link. It was an aviation product as I recall.
John <>
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