After finally getting my hands on a searider I have been chuffed to bits and have been beavering away for the last two weeks to get it on the water and on my mooring. I have bought Ollyit's project Searider
Mr SR4 project -update
And have tried to carry on the great work that olly has done. I have got plans to do a complete restoration over the winter but i am far too impatient I want to use it this season so since i have done the bare minimum to get the boat in the water:
1/ Flowcoated the transom x2
2/ Mounted the engine and console with nice new shiny stainless bolts
3/ Fitted an elephants trunk
4/ Glued all the bits of loose tube down
I took her out to sea last week and was blown away how different it was from my supersport
but I hadn't quite managed to seal the elephants trunk so it came back out and got another dose of sikaflex!
Launched again last night night and had solved the the elephant trunk leak so took it out for a quick spin, and when I came back in to the harbour noticed water was flooding onto the deck
A 60cm crack has open up between the deck and the sloping part of the hull. What is the best way to fix it?
What I roughly thought is to sand it back as far as I can, then fill in the gap with gelcoat and run one or two layers of cloth over the seam? Does that sound like it will be strong enough? I though about 20cm either side of the seam as an overlap?
Any guidance and tips would be great as I really want to fix this myself but I am totally new to boat repairs...