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Author: Jari ( contact the author
Subject: Deck repairs
Info: (711 views) Posted: Monday 2-10-20 12:51:00 PM
I've used Kiwi grip for non skid , easy to apply with a roller , a great way to cover all post repair scars

:: Hi All,
:: I've started fixing my very soft deck on hull #10 and
:: could use some advice.
:: I've removed all the hardware and started to drill out
:: existing holes to ensure there's good clean core at each
:: hole. Any hole exhibiting rot I've removed the top skin
:: until good balsa was found and squared off the repair
:: area. I'll be wetting and re-laying 1/2" Contourkore in
:: these areas. Which resin should I use? The boat was
:: originally built with vinylester, however at this stage
:: in the game it's no longer a chemical bond, so is west
:: system ok? The shelf life of vinylester and the fact
:: that I've worked with west before has me leaning that
:: way.
:: For smallish holes, about a 1/2in I was thinking of
:: wetting balsa dowels in resin and filling the hole with
:: the dowel to reduce the amount of resin used. Dishing
:: out around the hole with the grinder and laying in
:: either chop strand mat with vinylester or 1708 with
:: epoxy. The smallest holes will just be filled with
:: epoxy, possibly dished out with the grinder and
:: laminated depending on size.
:: I've also got some delamination happening on the rear
:: bulkhead in the cockpit. I think it was Brendan who said
:: this was a common problem amongst the older boats, as
:: the later boats had additional support under the
:: cockpit. Does anyone have pictures of the supports? For
:: this I was planning on adding the additional support
:: under the cockpit, grinding off the glass that connects
:: the bulkhead to the deck, and adding new material.
:: Again, not sure which type of glass should be used for
:: this repair. For now I've just wedged a 2x4 under the
:: cockpit to reduce the chance of further damage.
:: The boat needs an entirely new non-skid and paint job.
:: I'm leaning towards just hiring someone to do that as I
:: don't really have the space required to spray.
:: Thanks in advance, any advice would be greatly
:: appreciated.

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