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Old 21 July 2010, 11:22   #21
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Originally Posted by dubrus View Post
the rib i was buying last month had a bad deck and transom (porters 6m). it appears in that case the manufacturer doesn't treat the underside of the deck period which i guess will not exactly help.


Was this the one thats at BHG?

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Old 21 July 2010, 11:24   #22
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yes....BHG were kind enough to tell me the deck was "soft" after i mentioned there was bubbles on the transom. you can also see there is a crack outboard side at the outboard bracket. still not 100% what the bubbles are as no one has tried to push one yet or drill a hole in one. they had a closer look and found the deck issue themselves. surveyor called me and said forget it :-(. still think it's a nice looking rig though and maybe worth someones while to fix it but not mine.

P.S there is no bubbles on the starboard side of the engine.


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Old 23 July 2010, 11:34   #23
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whilst scrapping/ dismantling various types of boats over the years at our club ,its sometimes shocking looking at the workmanship especially some of the 1970s and 80s sports boats,when you get the lid off of them ,,steel self tappers, bare soft wood ,even bare chipboard and balsa ,,waterlogged open cell foam ,nicely glassed over near the cockpit but get deeper into the bow and the not so easy to see areas and its the shoddy quick cut corners ,one boat even had a drinks can glassed in .
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Old 25 July 2010, 08:21   #24
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Originally Posted by 9D280 View Post
At a guess, the clue is maybe in the name?

Any emergency repairs I've done to dinghies with normal resin, the application tool of choce has been a trowel!
Never had to use a trowel!

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