Help on cheap Fiberglass repair on boat - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #11  
Old 09-11-2011
deniseO30's Avatar
Move over Joan Rivers!
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 5,854
Thanks: 51
Thanked 72 Times in 64 Posts
Rep Power: 9
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
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, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

my current "project"!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 09-11-2011
junkrig's Avatar
Both ends are pointy.
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 228
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
junkrig is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
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.
__________________

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



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

S/V Seablossom Nor'Sea 27 with modern junk rig.
Just because I like it.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 09-11-2011
overbored's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dana Point, Ca
Posts: 940
Thanks: 1
Thanked 35 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 4
overbored is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captainmeme View Post
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.
__________________
"FULL TILT" SOVEREL 33
"GOLD RUSH" PRINDLE 16
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
serious fiberglass repair- help hertfordnc Sailboat Design and Construction 11 07-09-2009 11:21 PM
Fiberglass Repair SollaSollewSails Gear & Maintenance 4 12-18-2008 03:51 PM
Fiberglass repair the right way? davidpm Gear & Maintenance 31 12-08-2007 02:15 PM
B&K Fiberglass Repair brak Gear & Maintenance 0 05-16-2007 02:48 PM
First Fiberglass Repair SailNet Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-01-2001 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:27 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012