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My question is you first wax your rigging line then after tying etc you coat it with water- diluted PVA. My chemistry voice says you have put a very hydrophobic coating on the lines the expose them to a water-based glue, expecting the glue to penetrate and hold the knots, line after drying. How much penetration do you get past the wax? Has anyone tried dilute PVA with out waxing first? How about diluting with a better solvent like 50-50 alcohol/water to get better intrusion and quicker drying? Just a thought.
I was wondering if anyone has tried strengthening fragile and weak parts of bulkheads and deck frames by coating the areas with dilute PVA? I have made paper quite stiff this way. Have not tried it yet. Any thoughts?