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03-01-2007 06:01 PM
sailingdog Doesn't look like a dock-side repair... looks a bit more expensive and complicated than that... Any time you have multiple layers and pieces of fiberglass coming together, the cost and time starts to go up quickly.
03-01-2007 04:36 PM
bestfriend I am going to retract my earlier statement. I think the thickness comes from the area where many parts are coming together. And the crack looks like it goes right under the rail. Oh well.
03-01-2007 04:31 PM
Giulietta TB, that lip is where the deck, in one piece with the stern, glues onto the hull.

It could be that the rubber rail is gone and you are left with typical unfinished looks.
03-01-2007 04:30 PM
bestfriend The stern rub rail seems to be a european thing, because of the backing in to the dock. Over here, I don't think they make them with it. And I don't think it would have helped because they don't come up that high. It looked much worse yesterday. Today, it looks manageable.

Hmm, good point TB. It does look a little thick. Nonetheless, I think from the photo, it looks like the rail kept the crack in the open. (hope)
03-01-2007 04:29 PM
TrueBlue To my eyes, the area just right of the rub-rail has seen a prior repair with something like Marine Tex. The impact may have simply loosened the patch.
03-01-2007 04:25 PM
Giulietta If I recall, those boats used to have a rubber rail in that lip...did they remove it or this one never had it???

The crack, vertical, on the other side is OK, can be well patched...but if it migratted undert the alluminium rub rail, it has to come off, and glassing the inside on that corner will be harder...all in all does not seem too bad...or serious....
03-01-2007 04:21 PM
bestfriend Can't tell, but it goes down farther on the other side.
03-01-2007 04:18 PM
Giulietta Ouch...if it is what I think might get more complicated...looks like the crack travelled all the way to underneath the rub rail...did it??
03-01-2007 04:16 PM
bestfriend
Heres the damage

Look like a dockside repair?


03-01-2007 10:26 AM
Giulietta
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Originally Posted by bestfriend
Thank you thank you thank you thank you fastbottoms! I feel a little better now, having a cocktail. I bumped the guy in the slip next to me. We moved to a really tight slip, which in my opinion, is too tight for 34'. A HUGE gust came up and blew us right into him. It was so quick, I had time to slam it in reverse and crank the wheel to get the bow away, but it was too late, crunch! One good thing is that I was compensating for the wind already, it would have been really bad otherwise. Okay, confession over.
Sorry about that.....how's your boat doing??? Is he still pissed off with you?????
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