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Re: Which emergency use fibreglass matting should I have?
After seeing the vid posted on this site of the couple who developed a 2 ft split seam in their hull, Iím going to put a half gallon of underwater epoxy in stowage. I think itís very, very hard to punch an open hole into a fiberglass hull. However, having a split like they did seems like a greater potential, if one really rammed something. No idea how they managed to get the split. I only watched the vid of their passage and forgot who they were. I wonder if there was any followup on cause or repair.
Blowing out glass above decks is much more plausible. As many mentioned, that would require a hard cover of some sort. I have some small lumber aboard, but nothing like this. Itís not terribly practical to store a sheet of plywood big enough to cover our largest glass port. Iíve always wondered if a few 4ft lengths of a tongue and groove board would make sense. Could be epoxied together to make a wider piece as needed.
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