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synapse 08-20-2012 09:51 AM

Help for small hole in hull near Beaufort, NC
 
Hi,

I have a small sailboat (22 foot) that has a small hole in the hull right around the waterline. I have tried repairing it myself using off-the-shelf epoxy, but I cannot get a 100% watertight seal.

Unfortunately, I think I need more experienced assistance.

Are you aware of anyone in the Beaufort, NC area who can offer such assistance? I understand this will be for a fee.

As an FYI, my boat is currently located at Olde Towne Yache Club if that helps.

Thank you

svzephyr44 08-20-2012 12:08 PM

Re: Help for small hole in hull near Beaufort, NC
 
Bock Marine about 10 miles up Adams Creek. Ask for Kenny and tell him I sent you.

brehm62 08-20-2012 12:51 PM

Re: Help for small hole in hull near Beaufort, NC
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by synapse (Post 911886)
I have tried repairing it myself using off-the-shelf epoxy, but I cannot get a 100% watertight seal.

I am curious though. How large is the hole and why have you been unable to get a watertight repair?

DivingOtter 08-20-2012 12:53 PM

Re: Help for small hole in hull near Beaufort, NC
 
Try splash zone. can apply wet and harder than steel when it cures.

brehm62 08-20-2012 01:04 PM

Re: Help for small hole in hull near Beaufort, NC
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DivingOtter (Post 911978)
Try splash zone. can apply wet and harder than steel when it cures.

I would tend to agree. The underwater products from Progressive Epoxy Polymers have been in use for some time. They now have more than just the original Splash Zone:

PEP underwater

TakeFive 08-20-2012 01:06 PM

Re: Help for small hole in hull near Beaufort, NC
 
What is the cause of the leak? You might want to check for lightning damage, since a hole near the waterline could have been the exit point for lightning.


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