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Old 23 July 2013, 20:51   #1
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Repairing marine plywood for zodiac

Hello Boaters,

Have a zodiac Mark II from the late 70s or early 80s. The bow floorboard is fraying and wonder if I could use the same material as indicated by red arrow in picture to patch up the fraying part (shown in the same picture). Problem is I havent a clue what that material is. Marine vinyl? Can I use thin epoxy resin to glue that material onto the edge of the marine plywood that is coming apart? What do you good people think?
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Old 24 July 2013, 10:30   #2
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I'd say epoxy would work (though if that is a vinyl bead, it may not bond to the epoxy.)

I'd be more worried about the areas where the plywood is cracking and delaminating - water ingress in there will continue to dismantle the ply. Sand it all down and give it a good coat or two with a thin epoxy mix, then build the edges up with a thicker mix.

Brute force solution, but should work fine.

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Old 24 July 2013, 10:36   #3
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Thanks. Really would like to know what that material is though.
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Conclusion

Used a new expoxy a retailer recommended. Not even out in the market yet. The boat went out in the water yesterday. Worked fine. Pics of repaired marine ply and the epoxy.
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Repaired marine ply

Here are the pics. Didnt upload the last time.
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Old 12 August 2013, 00:45   #6
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Repair to marine ply pics

Ok 3rd try to upload the pics. Seller says this is the material used on surfboard surfaces. UV resistant.
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