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Old 31 August 2019, 10:56   #1
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Help needed rib repair

I was recently out on the Solent and there was water coming into the rib in front of the helm between the tube and the hull.

When I lifted out the the water i discovered the seam had separated from the hull (see pictures)

looking to cut the damaged section (width of seam covering the hull) remove the glue, re-adhere then run a new length of PVC front to back (and over the cuts)

+Do you think this approach is sound?
+Should I peel back the PVC from the hull?
+What solvent is best to do this with so the PVC is not damaged?
+What glue should i use for the PVC application?
+Looking for the best place to buy a 5M roll of grey PVC

Thanks Withers
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Old 31 August 2019, 12:10   #2
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Unless the PVC is compromised, I'd just remove the old glue and then re-glue original PVC. Use a nylon wheel on a drill to remove old glue. MEK is best for PVC. Stabond is my preferred glue. You might be surprised how well it would work using the old fabric.
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