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rnli12

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Yacht hull damage - repair help
« on: March 20, 2021, 07:37:51 am »

Hi,
I accidently dropped my yacht hull and have damaged the carbon/grp hull as picture explains  :((
It is a very thin lighweeight composte and looking for help with a repair technique and materials to use if possible.
Help appreciated.
Rich
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Rich

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Re: Yacht hull damage - repair help
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 11:53:01 am »

Personally I'd reinforce it internally with patch of light woven carbon cloth  with epoxy laminating resin, having given it a good key to adhere to. I'd then slightly agitate the cracks on the outside with a small drill bit in a dremel, again for adhesion, mask off around the area then fill the cracks with the same epoxy laminating resin *slightly* thinned with methylated spirit. Give it a good sand with 1000 grit plus paper when it's cured (a couple of days, the meths will make it feel waxier than usual), then polish with cutting compound.
Should be a nice easy repair and if done well you'll never notice it
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Re: Yacht hull damage - repair help
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2021, 10:39:36 pm »

What the Andy said!


Slight addition - first step remove the black marker with alcohol (meths or Iso-propyl alcohol:  not vodka)
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Re: Yacht hull damage - repair help
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 09:43:48 pm »

Ok I amend my previous statement- step one - clean marker pen with vodka, step two- drink vodka. Proceed as per my previous  %)
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Re: Yacht hull damage - repair help
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2021, 06:22:58 pm »

Thanks for repair method  :-))
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