Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Batboat Rebuild: Filling A Hole (or two)

Surprise! The plan for July 11th was to repair two holes I found and get the topside ready for sanding.

I wish I would have checked under that Bond-o BEFORE putting in the deck! Someone must have hit a blunt object while out on the water and the gouge was filled in with the water loving, soft Bond-o.

Everything seemed fine last year from within the hull but next time I'll know. There is fiberglass osmosis rot and it all had to be ground out. A quick and easy job.

There is about 75 to 80 ounces of alternating 1708 biaxial and 1.5 chopped mat strand fiberglass laminated into these two holes with enough "dip" for epoxy filler.

The patches are thicker and stronger than what the hull was made out of 41 years ago. :)

Getting the rest together to work on tomorrow.

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