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Old 22 January 2012, 18:20   #11
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Dont panic yet matey, get us more pics, a lot of guys on hear have many years expierence, and we like to see young people, making a huge effort to get some where, we will help, you take the pics first, and then we can see whats to be done
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Old 22 January 2012, 18:21   #12
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ps, dont put any more filler in it yet
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Old 22 January 2012, 18:24   #13
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Ok will do, thanks mate
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Old 22 January 2012, 18:32   #14
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Is this still a flooding Hull? It looks like there is some kind of Keelband on there too?
I have seen a few of these SR4's which have a pretty skinny lay-up on them and that will need to be dealt with properly by stripping it down and rebuilding it. There are two methods I can think of
No. 1

Strip everything off and turn the Hull upside down
Remove the Keelband
Cut away any loose parts of the keel GRP with a Grinder
Sheath over the Keel with GRP or Epoxy
Fair in with a suitable epoxy compound to the lower sprayrail
Repaint

No.2

Remove the Console
Cut a hole in the Deck
Remove all loose parts of the Keel GRP
Glass in to make the Keel nice and strong in GRP or Epoxy
Replace deck section and glass sheath
Turn upside down and fill gaps with suitable filler
Fair and repaint

I have vastly simplified the explanation of these two methods and would be happy to give you more detailed guidance on both of these procedures if required.
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Old 22 January 2012, 18:53   #15
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not sure what a keel band is? it was a flooding hull but has been blocked up.

I had not had any problems up untill the damage revealed the old patch, how long would a fill,glass then epoxy resin job last? i simply don't have the time/facility or knowledge to undertake a job like that.
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Old 22 January 2012, 18:54   #16
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ribraff - are you suggesting this is a repair on a SR4 that cannot be fixed simply using duck tape?

If it is as bad as it looks then a less scrupulous person might be tempted to fill it with sealant, stick some metal keel guard over it and pop the boat on ebay...
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Old 22 January 2012, 19:05   #17
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It sure looks that way!! I don't think the Force (Gaffa Tape) will be strong enough for this one.

Nathan, did you see any water coming out when you recovered it onto the trailer?
I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but it looks as though you may have to bite the bullet and find someone local to you who can repair it as it will only cause problems if used like this.
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not sure what a keel band is? it was a flooding hull but has been blocked up.

I had not had any problems up untill the damage revealed the old patch, how long would a fill,glass then epoxy resin job last? i simply don't have the time/facility or knowledge to undertake a job like that.
Actually, with the balls that you have shown so far, I think that you could do it. I would be tempted to go for the lifting the console, cutting through the deck and making good from the inside approach (obviously finishing the outer gelcoat as well). BUT, I am not a Searider expert
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Do it from the inside and then tidy up the outside. If you remove anything from the outside first you will have no datum to work to.
Have a go. If you get it wrong then let someone else do it. Whoever does it will have to cut the floor and do the grinding. If you do it then that's a bonus for you

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Old 23 January 2012, 05:27   #20
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ribraff - are you suggesting this is a repair on a SR4 that cannot be fixed simply using duck tape?

If it is as bad as it looks then a less scrupulous person might be tempted to fill it with sealant, stick some metal keel guard over it and pop the boat on ebay...
By the look of those pictures Isn't that what happened when he bought it. Only difference was it was put on Ribnet, not eBay!

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