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Old 09-23-2012
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My First Fiberglass Repair

Hi All,

I'm about to attempt my first marine fiberglass repair, and just wanted to check that my plan is solid (so to speak..).

So the problem is that the wooden strut in the rudder assembly at the top of the picture below has come loose from the fibreglass.



This has lead to a small mount of play in the rudder when you hit it hard against the stoppers.

After a bit of research I'm looking at using the 105 Epoxy Resin and 205 (?) Slow Hardener from West Systems. I have no idea what sort of fibre weave to as yet.

My main question is around how well this will bond to the wooden strut. I will sand this back and clean it with acetone before hand, but is there any better resin / hardener products to use to get a good structural bond with the wood, or is Epoxy resin fairly standard for bonding to all materials?

Cheers
Hugh
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