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Old 30 November 2006, 17:46   #11
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Everything in moderation.
Especially moderation! Some things are a no go though, and just accept that putting a gas blow torch anywhere near a GRP hull is not sensible.
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Old 01 December 2006, 15:25   #12
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Spoke to humber today, they are pretty certain there will be no water ingress to the fibres. Just make sure that the GRP is dry on the surface.

Also have solved the power problem. I am going to park the boat on the hard, lean it over to one side and use the power supply on the hard, (£12 a day mind).
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Old 01 December 2006, 15:38   #13
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Saves on gas then. LOL.
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Especially moderation! Some things are a no go though, and just accept that putting a gas blow torch anywhere near a GRP hull is not sensible.
I think it was a train of thought well worth exploring. In the absence of any other ways of drying out the Fibre Glass some portable source of heat was going to be required. And heating by some sort of gas implement seemed like a route persuing. Therefore I think your jovial attitude to my offers of advice to nik when you had no viable answer yourself were totally destracting from the thread, and if instead you had devoted some of your thoughts to helping someone in need you might have been able to have come up with a more suitable answer.
As luck has it Humber believe he won't have any trouble with water ingress and any way nik has managed to source some electric now, so he won't need to resort to gas. it was a last resort anyway but one that with some care and thought would have worked.
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From the photos in Paul Tilley's workshop it looks like he uses a very large gas blowlamp - as my tubes don't look very melted I assume it is fine as long as you don't get too close!!!
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Cheers Codders for the moral support.
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You really do need power! I used a hot air gun to get the gash really warm and dry first.
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Biggles, you really do need to engage brain before hitting keyboard!

Nik - I have a set of boat stands you could use instead of propping the boat on one side.... sounds like the damage is right the way underneath?
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Thanks Richard,
I dont think I need them though. The idea of putting the boat on the hard and tipping it was to get easier access and get the damaged area closer to vertical rather than upside down.

Otherwise I can shove the boat partially off the trailer, the front will come up clear of the rollers allowing easier access, I will make sure it remains attached so that it does not come off the trailer too much.
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Also have solved the power problem. I am going to park the boat on the hard, lean it over to one side and use the power supply on the hard, (£12 a day mind).
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Bloody hell. 4 days of that and you could buy your own cheap genny.
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