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Reply Seagoing Cowboy
11:57 PM on January 5, 2011 
Glad to hear resin is easy to get there, sad to hear Chiang Mai is so modern now.
The professional builders I know here in Florida say the quality of the resin ain't what it used to be, and the price has gone up considerably. Lots of builders getting out of the business. Lots of molds for sale on craigslist.
Speaking of Glen L, have you ever heard of Sintes Fiberglass in Metaire, Louisiana? http://www.sintesfiberglass.com/index.html
They have a product called C-Flex that allows any amateur builder to do a one-off without the need for any lofting or plug. Sintes also offers precision cut frame kits that are cut by computer. A friend of mine bought a kit for a 32' Carolina style hull from them. The Sintes method allows for plenty of flare and tumblehome with very little fairing! Pretty ingenious system that produces some beautiful results with a lot less work. The commercial crabbers like building from Sintes plans.
Reply sean
10:59 PM on January 5, 2011 
The polyester I use here is good and 120B. per kilo. Chiangmai has two stores who carry it fresh. It can be ordered from BKK along with varying grades of Epoxy that I don?t often use, I suspect vinlester is available but have never bought any. All the resins and fiberglass stores are located within close walking distance in BKK although I have never been there, I use Well Development Co. They are really nice people but a bit slow to get the order processed, they probably have it. Professional boat builders seem to be building now in the ocean areas so availability should even improve. 20 years ago I thought I needed epoxy and used it with my first boat, not a happy experience, dried in five minutes in the pail! Amateur Boat building works best with the plain old polyester, all the greats such as Glen L, along with over a million old timers like me had no problem. See the NEW! Boat building page. However ocean going craft is a different thing that?s where one should use a suitable resin. I am sure it is available and nowadays what with the shipping ease anything can be ordered worldwide, Thailand is not the backward place we all loved anymore unfortunately and fortunately.
Reply Seagoing Cowboy
7:16 PM on January 5, 2011 
Sean, is resin more expensive or scarce in Thailand compared to the USofA? Can you get vinylester and epoxy there?