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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:34 am 
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Hi,
I have a crack in the seam where the hull is connected to the cap. About 3' long. What is the best way to prepare this area? Will I need file and clean both surfaces before rebonding it. What is the best material to use.
Thanks for your help in advance.

Mike H.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Pretty sure this has been covered in detail previously.

Search for "hull-deck seam split"

Basically, you should clean out any broken bits, use thickened epoxy (WEST G-Flex) injected into the crack w/ slight vacuum on the hull (small shop vac) to help draw it in, then clamp and let the epoxy go off. Leak test (fix leaks). Clean up the mess. Done.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:08 am 
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MBounds wrote:
Pretty sure this has been covered in detail previously.

Search for "hull-deck seam split"

Basically, you should clean out any broken bits, use thickened epoxy (WEST G-Flex) injected into the crack w/ slight vacuum on the hull (small shop vac) to help draw it in, then clamp and let the epoxy go off. Leak test (fix leaks). Clean up the mess. Done.


That worked for me - I used a Dremel zip bit to clean out the seam beforehand.


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