Emergency Hole Patching Material - SailNet Community
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 Old 10-18-2013 Thread Starter
Singlehander by Default
 
nighthawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 159
Thanks: 7
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Emergency Hole Patching Material

Okay,
Here's a question for the experienced sailors here--What, if anything, do you keep on board for temporary repair of holes in the hull. I mean the type of damage that will probably require haul-out to repair, but you have to get it back to the dock to make it happen. Have heard of lead sheets and wood screws and using a sail to hold one of the berth matteress in place to slow the water entry. Any other good ideas to keep on hand?

Spencer
Laguna Windrose 22 "Wind Angel"
Catalina 16

Visit my blog--
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


~~When you decide to become a sailor, you start with a full barrel of luck and an empty cup of experience. The trick is to fill your cup before the barrel runs dry.~~
nighthawk is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 10-18-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,182
Thanks: 6
Thanked 63 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Emergency Hole Patching Material

I carry a heavy gauge tarp to use as a crash mat. I have soft and hard plugs. There's no shortage of soft goods, wooden boards, screws and chaulk in case I needed to cover something from the inside.

Tempest
Sabre 34
Morgan, NJ
Tempest is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 17 Old 10-18-2013
Senior Member
 
davidpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,957
Thanks: 235
Thanked 61 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Emergency Hole Patching Material

underwater epoxy
a couple wax toilet rings.
Spray foam
The two part stick plumbers epoxy you knead together.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
davidpm is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 17 Old 10-18-2013
Senior Member
 
Delezynski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Currently in Az. and trailer to various places.
Posts: 468
Thanks: 12
Thanked 40 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: Emergency Hole Patching Material

nighthawk,

Like Tempest, we carry a collision mat with 6 lines attached that are long enough to come up the sides of the boat with the mat under the keel. After that wood plugs and a supply of Pettit Splash Zone underwater epoxy (VERY STICKY STUFF!!!). I bought a kit and divided it up into smaller manageable parts.

Having said that, so far it all still sits in our aft cabin ready to (and never) use.

Greg

Greg & Jill Delezynski
Nor'Sea 27, Guenevere
Home page -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Youtube page -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Delezynski is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 17 Old 10-18-2013 Thread Starter
Singlehander by Default
 
nighthawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 159
Thanks: 7
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: Emergency Hole Patching Material

And Greg, I'm sure that we al agree that it should be the best place for it on all our boats--in a locker collecting dust forever and ever! Have to check out collision mats tho--I assume its the same concept as sying a foam pad or matteress on with a sail.

Spencer
Laguna Windrose 22 "Wind Angel"
Catalina 16

Visit my blog--
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


~~When you decide to become a sailor, you start with a full barrel of luck and an empty cup of experience. The trick is to fill your cup before the barrel runs dry.~~
nighthawk is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 17 Old 10-18-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 11,039
Thanks: 46
Thanked 224 Times in 209 Posts
Rep Power: 7
   
Re: Emergency Hole Patching Material

These are a great series. Google up their fire, dismasting, explosion, thru hull failure, many more.


Delezynski likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to Minnewaska For This Useful Post:
Delezynski (10-18-2013)
post #7 of 17 Old 10-18-2013
Senior Member
 
Delezynski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Currently in Az. and trailer to various places.
Posts: 468
Thanks: 12
Thanked 40 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: Emergency Hole Patching Material

Minnewaska,

WOW, what a GREAT batch of info! THANKS for showing the videos.

I think you have made my life a bit easier with this info.
I think I will offload our dedicated mat in favor of a blue tarp. I always keep a couple of small ones aboard any way. It was great to see how well it worked.

My new plan will be to use that tarp as step one. Then use the Splash Guard on the inside as step 2.

THANKS again.

Greg

Greg & Jill Delezynski
Nor'Sea 27, Guenevere
Home page -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Youtube page -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Delezynski is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 17 Old 10-21-2013
Member
 
pauloman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Emergency Hole Patching Material

wet dry 700 kevlar reinforced epoxy putty has saved a lot of sinking boats and floating homes (as well as leaking swimming pools). Carried by a lot of offshore sailors. use with our without fiberglass cloth or as a glue to seal and attach patches. Of course these coatings pretty much have to be applied on the outside using the water pressure to hold and push them into place.

epoxy supplier
pauloman is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 17 Old 10-21-2013
Senior Member
 
chucklesR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,979
Thanks: 10
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Emergency Hole Patching Material

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
underwater epoxy
a couple wax toilet rings.
Spray foam
The two part stick plumbers epoxy you knead together.
Along with your quote the wax toilet rings is hysterical
Quote:
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.

Lessons learned are opportunities earned.
chucklesR is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 17 Old 10-21-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Jax, FL
Posts: 113
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: Emergency Hole Patching Material

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
underwater epoxy
a couple wax toilet rings.
Spray foam
The two part stick plumbers epoxy you knead together.

That is a great idea!!!!!
Zac Penn is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Patching Around Strut caberg Gear & Maintenance 9 10-16-2012 06:33 AM
Repairing a hole in deck - use core material of laminate Summercamp Gear & Maintenance 2 09-02-2011 12:09 PM
Patching Screw Holes yesterdayswine Gear & Maintenance 7 06-14-2009 11:12 PM
Emergency Hull Patching Kit ? backcreeksailor Gear & Maintenance 5 04-16-2009 11:28 PM
Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope? slipacre Gear & Maintenance 6 07-11-2004 02:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome