SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   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 > Preservation tape on hul damage
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Preservation tape on hul damage Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:

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.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
08-14-2013 03:31 PM
krisscross
Re: Preservation tape on hul damage

If by 'preservation tape' you mean an epoxy tape that will fuse to the hull, then it would make sense. A couple of examples here: Fiberglass tape, epoxy patch, epoxy putty, frozen pipe damage, plumbing repair pipe
I would avoid gorilla tape or similar cheap solutions - just not safe enough IMO
08-14-2013 03:10 PM
miatapaul
Re: Preservation tape on hul damage

Gorilla tape is great for short term as it will hold and I imagine even if you heeled over it would be fine if it went under for a few mins, but if you are not fixing till spring, I would do a rough fiberglass repair and have them fair it and finish it in the spring. Just get a few square feet of fiberglass fabric and a small amount of Epoxy. do it from the inside if possible and then they can grind out any UV damaged glass and fair it up in the spring.

Might be best if you posted some pictures, but you will have to get some more posts first. Tartan 30's are good solid boats, must have hit something hard.
08-14-2013 01:43 PM
TQA
Re: Preservation tape on hul damage

Paint on some 5 minute epoxy. That will seal the surface of the glass.
08-13-2013 05:55 PM
Maxion
Re: Preservation tape on hul damage

You could do a really rough repair, clean the hole up some, screw a piece of plywood or something from the inside and slop on a few layers of fiberglass.
08-13-2013 04:33 PM
tommays
Re: Preservation tape on hul damage

Gorilla tape will work fine



08-13-2013 03:41 PM
wristwister
Preservation tape on hul damage

So over the weekend I glanced a buoy in my Tartan 30 and put a small gash in the hull. About a foot long, well above the waterline, but the fiberglass did slice through. I plan to have it professionally repaired correctly, but I was planning to haul the boat out next Spring for bottom paint, through hull work, prop bushing etc., so I'm not real keen on taking her out of commission right now in the height of sailing season. Several repair outfits have recommended that I patch the gash with "preservation tape" till I'm ready to haul out.

What do you all think of this? Will preservation tape keep things water tight for a few months? The slice is high and forward enough to where I can't imagine heeling enough to submerge it, but I'd still like to know it will be waterproof till we haul out.

Also, what sort of surface preparation should I do for the tape? Just good cleaning? Sanding to rough it up? Sand through gel coat?

Thanks for any advice you can provide.

 
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:33 PM.

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

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.