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Old 25 March 2010, 15:09   #11
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I agree with Biffer statement.
It seems that the legs are too short in all directions - possibly there is nothing between the deck and the hull.
If I had the same problem, I would open the deck, remove these poor short legs, build 2 legs each making a long triangle going down to the hull where there are rails, glue them to the hull, then close the deck.
No metal parts, as it doesn't solder to GRP.
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Old 26 March 2010, 09:31   #12
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im afraid i cant comment on possible repairs as my boat building skills amount to nothing but sorry to hear your having problems.

as a regular poster on here, maybe Leeway ribs could comment on possible repairs, afterall, they will know the layup better than anyone and what could be done to repair??
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Old 26 March 2010, 10:05   #13
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im afraid i cant comment on possible repairs as my boat building skills amount to nothing but sorry to hear your having problems.

as a regular poster on here, maybe Leeway ribs could comment on possible repairs, afterall, they will know the layup better than anyone and what could be done to repair??
if leeway layed it up what are the cracks doing there, the knee's are to small and they might not be attached to the stringers, take it back, ummm!
i'm not sure if they're still trading, heard tale of them not answering the phone
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Old 26 March 2010, 13:01   #14
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i'm not sure if they're still trading, heard tale of them not answering the phone
He's not been on here for nearly a month now. I wonder what's going on?
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Old 26 March 2010, 14:09   #15
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Whats the Hp on the transom ? .. the cracks dont look too bad as yet, I see a lot of offset though
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Old 04 April 2010, 13:35   #16
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Hi Bow movement!

I remember this rib well. it was my own race rib.. looking a bit dirty now :0(

Is she still doing 70+ mph??

If you want to give me a bell i will happy patch those small cracks its nothing to worrie about.

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Old 02 July 2010, 15:06   #17
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I've got what appears to be a similar problem, cracking on the knees but at both the top where they meet the transom and at the bottom where they join the deck. I could do with finding someone in the Poole area that would make a good job of doing the right thing.
Anyone know of a good GRP repairer in the area?

The cracks are on a Tohatsu 7.1 with 150 evinrude. I've not done anything silly in it, it's mostly used with my children on board, so I won't compromise on the repair.

All suggestions appreciated
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Old 02 July 2010, 17:11   #18
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I've got what appears to be a similar problem, cracking on the knees but at both the top where they meet the transom and at the bottom where they join the deck. I could do with finding someone in the Poole area that would make a good job of doing the right thing.
Anyone know of a good GRP repairer in the area?

The cracks are on a Tohatsu 7.1 with 150 evinrude. I've not done anything silly in it, it's mostly used with my children on board, so I won't compromise on the repair.

All suggestions appreciated
Talk to Biffer- one of the few people I would trust to fix it properly and who I would get to do mine if needed.

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Old 02 July 2010, 18:59   #19
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Talk to Biffer- one of the few people I would trust to fix it properly and who I would get to do mine if needed.

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