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Deck Repair Nightmare
So, last night, I frantically worked to get the drill and fill job done, to beat this out-of-nowhere storm that cropped up.
made epoxy, used collodial silica, syringe lined up. good start.
And then, of course, the train left the rails.
Epoxy wasn't thick enough (I was worried about too thick ≠ suck into syringe) so it ran past my little tapes fortifications (edges turned up 90°).
Problem 1) messy overrun.
God, I wish I'd used that exopy putty, per one of the suggestions. Idiot proof.
Problem 2). On the forward part of the cabin, where there had been PO epoxy work done to core delam, 2-3 of the fills started to "sink" .
I checked em down below, no leaks.
Added more epoxy. Went home.
After dinner, I realize, it's going to rain at midnight, not next day at noon. Wonderous.
Race back to boat. Mix thicker batch. Top off everything.
Down below, the fricking epoxy is leaking out near the portholes. On further reflection, after the bottle of Jack Daniels, this might be the headliner.
But I was running out of time. Had to slap on Duct Tape, as the deck was now too moist to hold normal blue masking tape, so I have 1) overruns with 2) god knows what on 3 fills, down below with 3) duct tape issues, on topside.
Anybody want a boat?!
Would appreciate suggestions / Game Plan.