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Old 07 February 2010, 17:26   #11
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JSP - not sure how big / serious you are trying to fix - but bigger gouges can be fixed with filler like car body filler and its pretty thick so will stay in place OKish upside down, and anything minor isn't worth filling - its a Searider - its not meant to look polished. You'll probably waste 4 days when you could be on the water - just rolling it over, tarting it up, and rolling it back - and it won't got any faster or be any safer afterwards.
They're only small nicks prob caused by the trailer. I'm just going to use the gell coat and cellotape method to fill as I find it the easiest. So still possible with it the right way up.
Flocoat how ever runs like a Garf after a Willk.

Ah feck it, doing it on the trailer me thinks.
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Old 07 February 2010, 17:27   #12
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How about doin to job half and half...I mean you turn the hull to 90 degrees vertical or litle more (pending on the balance) leaning against something. That way you can have a pretty comfortable working position. That You can do with manpower only i guess. When first half completed you turn the other side. I dont know how the tubes like this, but without the engine maybe it is not too much?
I think I get what you mean Numbs
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Old 07 February 2010, 23:32   #13
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I've removed antifauling with interstrip.
Now sanding the hull, an going to paint it with high build coating.
I'll have four spots wich i have to paint when the rib is back on the trailer.
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Old 08 February 2010, 02:25   #14
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I think I get what you mean Numbs
I would have thought that was the best option so long as the tubes are protected by laying some old carpet under the tubes first.

Funny this topic was posted I was just thinking of repairing a few scratches myself .
But decided i would leave them in the end .

Seen adverts all over the net saying hull very good condition normal wear and tear to bottom.
Then it seemed i was not to bothered about it.
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Old 08 February 2010, 03:06   #15
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chuck it over
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Old 08 February 2010, 05:09   #16
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how many man job is it matt? or is it one man a landrover and a long strap!
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If you are only repairing a few dings leave it on the trailer. If you are doing the whole hull flip it over. Gravity will help alot when you are sanding and there will be alot of sanding to do. Spraying the hull will be much easier with the hull up sidedown. I have flipped my old searider over on my own with the engine removed beforehand, Once flipped I stood the hull on some sawhorses' on the deck and chocked them up to a good working height, deflated the collar so I didn't have to lean in so far,( much easier on the back). The searider hull isn't very heavy.

Below is a pic of my latest creation being fliped over with some help. We used 4 chain blocks and some webbing. Lifting one side up and lowering the other side at the same time.
the hull is about 7m long and weighs about 670 kgs and two of us did it easily with control.
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Old 08 February 2010, 05:44   #18
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easy doggy>> 1 oap, 1 girlfriend and me
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Old 08 February 2010, 05:47   #19
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easy doggy>> 1 oap, 1 girlfriend and me
Is the OAP and girlfriend the same person?

Can't flip it over like you did Mr H. The console is in the way and it's glassed to the deck.

P.S. Hope life grand with you matey
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The way I flipped it you can keep it off the ground the whole time.
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