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post #11 of 13 Old 09-11-2011
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If you don't plan to fix the little boat right.. is this an indicator of how you will care for a larger boat should get one? The little boat may be worthless, but if you are going to repair it. geeze do it right.. Before you do any repairs to the keelson at least power wash the dirt out!

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If you don't plan to fix the little boat right.. is this an indicator of how you will care for a larger boat should get one? The little boat may be worthless, but if you are going to repair it. geeze do it right.. Before you do any repairs to the keelson at least power wash the dirt out!
Denise, darlin', I bet power wash would take the whole keelson out!
Seriosly, though: no Bondo, no polyester resin. Some fix-rot epoxy until it won't suck up any more, then a (one should do) layer of glass tape over that, then mount the mast step either with screws (if the keelson took up enough epoxy) or fix it down with more tape and epoxy. At last that way if you do give it away the next guy won't inherit a worse mess than you did.


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Do it right with epoxy. The loads on fittings even on little boats are enough to inflict damage to you if there is a failure. Whats an eye worth?
I agree, if the rig fails someone could get hurt. if you are not going to fix it right then you may be putting your family at risk.

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