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Old 13 June 2008, 09:04   #1
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Fiberglass Hull Repair Help


I have a avon searider 4m rib. At the base of my rib on the fiberglass hull i have a small crack. Can anybody give me some advice on what to fix it with? or the best thing to fix it with? Also if possible just any ideas for adding strength to small stress type cracks not proper cracks just the sort of thing that could potentially end in a crack or small hole??

I have been looking on ebay and have found like a gel thing and a repair kit. Would these be useful or is there something a lot better??

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Old 13 June 2008, 09:12   #2
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Originally Posted by EllWilcox View Post
I have a avon searider 4m rib. At the base of my rib on the fiberglass hull i have a small crack.
Gellcoat filler on its own will be no good if it is below the waterline, you will need to clean out the crack and discover the full extent of the problem before you decide on the right remedy.

I would be happy to have a look, or there may be someone in your area that can give some free advice but I would not suggest a quick fix.

Not too helpful I know, but you should be wary.
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