Monday, 25 May 2009

Boat Repairs Complete

Started off my repair session with a note to the sailboat manufacturer. I figured I had better get a few tips from them about removing the mast step as it was bolted through the plastic. They let me know that there was a large block of wood that the bolts were secured to. No problem of removal and reattaching they assured me. Hunter also recommended I use a special epoxy made by Plexus, it sounded like the perfect solution for the crack I had in the plastic under the mast step. I also picked up some marine fiberglass resin with threads of kevlar from a local auto parts store. While standing in line I got to chatting with the guy behind me that was a boat builder and he recommended that resin for some of my other repairs.

My next step was to wait for good weather to do the work, which was slow, but I wanted to do a good job. Once all repairs and sanding were complete, I picked up a can of high gloss spray paint for my touch ups. The boat is now ready, time to sail. Bring on the hot sunny weather!

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