S/V Argo-Pacific Seacraft
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Baltimore, MD
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If you do that you're out only about $50 plus your time. Sounds like an acceptable risk Vs. the $$ savings.
I'm always torn when repairs are needed between having it (re)done perfect, Bristol, factory fresh versus whatever farmer's fix I can come up with that is safe. The lightness of of my wallet at the time is usually the determinant. And doing the cheapest, lowest tech quasi-temporary repair will give you practice for when something breaks in some far-flung locale during your circumnavigation!
I am really tempted to try the epoxy and fiberglass method that the West System folks suggested so I can get the project done and go back to doing some sailing.
S/V ARGO - Pacific Seacraft 37 Hull No. 309