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Old 15 April 2011, 05:22   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: New Forest
Boat name: Charlie Brown
Make: Scorpion
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cracked GRP


when the console was refitted on Charlie Brown, the electrician mounted the NMEA trunking and Maretron Gateway unit on a wooden board and then screwed it to the console.

moving the boat last night it looks as though one of those mounting screws it trying to push through the gel coat on the side of the console.

At the moment it hasnt broken the surface but have to assume it will shortly, specially if we are crashing through some waves!

firstly, would it be worth removing the screws holding the mounting board and fixing it with some kind of adhesive??

secondly, any suggestions to stop the crack in the grp spreading??

i will get it repaired properly in due course but dont really have the time at the moment......

thoughts much appreciated...

sorry, dont have any pics but can get some this weekend!

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Old 15 April 2011, 05:43   #2
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First off, yes, remove the screws.

Fill the holes from where the board was mounted and then fix it with resin perhaps? In either event fill the screw holes to stop it getting worse.

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Old 15 April 2011, 06:48   #3
Country: UK - Wales
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Drill an 'ole at the end of the crack to stop it spreading. then fill the hole in.

Lots of threads on here about 'ole drilling.
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