Never been very sensitive or any other word beginning with sense for that matter.
If I was would I have that photo on the website? Trust me you'll know if I ever get the hump.
I just feel that there are too many myths and old wives tales surrounding boat building and in particular repairs, spread mainly by people who have obviously never seen it done right. If the fix is done correctly it may be better than the original, if not it may well be worse.
Things like Jwalkers trick with the masonry nail. Good tip for areas not under too much stress but all those raised fibers and fractured resin will create a resin rich interface, depending on the resin used this may not be such a bad thing But if you are using a brittle resin, then it is a bad thing.
Fairing back the repair for a nice long way is good, but in woven roving once you cut the strands youíve lost the strength so you also have to overlap, could you tell if there were rovings in a csm sandwich, and if so what sort? The list could go on.
(Jwalker I am not putting down what you say, just using it as an example)
This particular problem is not in need of a repair, it's a fault in need of a cure there is a difference.
Manos, If you get three different people to look at it you will probably get three different answers, all will be best guess because you wonít want them to cut it open to see the extent of the damage if they are not going to sort out the problem. Read any surveyors report and they will have a get out clause about destructive investigation.
JK how about section based on boat services, where members can praise good work and damn the cowboys?
Then people will have half a chance of knowing who they can trust, or who to avoid.
Kevin (now Iím for it) Stephens