The thrust board....
I have 9" of luxurious headroom to work with.
I have gained a considerable amount of respect for the people who repair these boats. I am beginning to see how one can find oneself in a predicament for what initially seems like a straightforward repair.
I can see how it takes a certain mindset to get through it all in the correct fashion. More power to you people.
If my boat ever goes in for repair, I promise to happily pay (one of you....) with a smile on my face and a hearty handshake.
Lastly, in the second picture a half moon shape can be seen where the neoprene separated from the hypalon. Should I remove all of that or will the glue bond to the neoprene? I plan to sand about 1" past the existing out line and put in a replacement piece.
This could very likely be a dumb question and I probably know the answer but I am hopeful a glue guru will applaud the idea of "saving" the "heritage" piece of neoprene and gluing over......