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Old 12 July 2011, 16:12   #1
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Repair time!

Did a water test tonight and found 3 leaks around the transom. One on the keel and one at each on the elbows. Two I was already aware of but the third (the keel) was a new one. In addition two of the floor straps need re-fastening, one of which has come off altogether. The 4th photo shows a hole that will be very tricky to fix and any input on how to fill that gap will be greatly appreciated! You can see the tube through the gap so any water in the boat will go into here. I removed a rather large chunk of silicone from in the hole before I took the photo.

Any input on the hole and the keel repair would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12 July 2011, 16:16   #2
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These can be tricky to repair and it is hard to see what needs repairing from the pic's but I think this stuff is going to be your best friend
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The two elbow patches are poorly secured and are the leak sources. Plan is to take them off, re-glue any lose areas, cut new elbow pieces and glue them back on hopefully to cure the leaks! Now removed and you can see a lot of dirt and sand in there as well as some lose fabric. Next step is to clean it all up and glue down the lose fabric, cut 2 new elbows from some new material and glue on. I shall update as soon as I have this done with more photos.
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BOAT DOES HAVE A FEW PATCHES ON IT THESE HAVE BEEN PUT ON TO DO THE JOB NOT TO LOOK PRETTY
That's a good thing, considering how the repairs came out...


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Old 14 July 2011, 04:18   #6
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Stage one of the repairs is done - sorted the back of the floor out. Went pretty smoothly for the first time repairing a PVC SIB floor. Followed these instructions http://www.shipstore.com/SS/HTML/INFO/INFOGLUE.html exactly as written and the results were good. A few lessons learnt to apply to the next area. The next section to tackle on the floor is the front under the webbing. I have decided to take the plunge with some seam sealer SureSeal XXX. Given that these holes are very small and that it will be very awkward to get to, I thought I would give this a try to see if it is any good, if not I will apply a patch.

Next job will be a little trickier - tackling the repairs on the hull!!
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1 part glue ? thought that was a no no for long term repairs .

have always use the two part myself sets fast and last,s years
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have always use the two part myself sets fast and last,s years
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Would you use this on the PVC floor too, even though it's for Hypalon?
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Would you use this on the PVC floor too, even though it's for Hypalon?
No - the 2 part PVC equivalent. I think the point he is trying to make is that 1 part glue should not be used for repairs.
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Oh okay, so how about the difference between Bostik and Zodiac's own glue? What should I choose? I'd like it not to be brownish yellow if I get any outside the patch... Heard that the Zodiac glue is good.
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