Marine Epoxy & Fiberglass SuppliesNot long ago, boats were constructed from wood and pitch.
These materials offered the versatility of creating a variety of hull shapes with strips of overlapping wood and an adhesive that kept water out.
This allowed for a strong bond that helped maintain the structural integrity of the vessel.
As early as the mid-1940s, other materials were coming into use.
Materials that were synthetic in nature allowed boat builders to construct watercrafts in just about any shape and size from sources other than wood.
Fiberglass is very lightweight, strong, and can be made into nearly any shape and design, unlike wood, which is limited to the grain, type of wood, and weight of the wood.
Epoxy is a strong adhesive which bonds to nearly any substance and is especially water durable.
By creating fiberglass hulls and using gelcoats, epoxy adhesives, and resin laminating, boat building reached an entirely new generation level.
Not only in construction, but durability, maintenance, and repair methods.
Purpose of Marine Epoxy & Fiberglass SuppliesGel coats, adhesives, and lamination allow for quick repairs that not only withstand a lot of punishment but can also be done in emergency situations on the water.
Inspection of your vessel can give you an idea of what repairs need to be made, and they can be done on the spot, thus preventing accidents before embarking.
These adhesives and laminates are so strong and reliable, they could even be used to build your own boat.
Believe it or not, there are some mariners who actually do this.
Tools We Sell to Help You with Epoxy ResinThese tools are used in conjunction with marine epoxy resin.
Many allow you to mix the products.
Why Defender?Defender has been the go-to source for boating enthusiasts longer than there has been fiberglass and synthetic hulled boats.
We provide a comprehensive inventory for your marine epoxy and fiberglass supplies needs.
Contact us today to see how we can help you!