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 Post subject: Gluing Comptips
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:42 am 
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A sleeve on my Com tip is loose,what is best adhesive to use?


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 Post subject: Re: Gluing Comptips
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:49 am 
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Sleeve? Not sure what that means. It's loose in the mast?

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 Post subject: Re: Gluing Comptips
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:00 pm 
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Hard to explain but if you look at t he comptips it has a big oval section then a long rectangular section seperated by a thin slot the bottom of rectangular section is loose up by tang.


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 Post subject: Re: Gluing Comptips
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:25 pm 
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CompTips are a long fiberglass part.

The base of the CompTip is a little smaller and inserts into the aluminum section. It is not a sleeve, but a contiguous fiberglass part of the CompTip. This is glued / epoxied and held in by the shroud tang rivets.

So... sounds like you need to re-seat it in the mast.

You have to fully remove it and re-seat. I use Automotive Bondo. Some use thickened two part epoxy. The Bondo sets up hard as a rock and make a really good tight fit... and is easier to apply / work with.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluing Comptips
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:22 pm 
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Sorry Matt I am not explaining it well the Comptips is nicely sealed in the aluminum mast,no problem there.The Fiberglass part of comptip is coming apart where there is a small slot in it( not the slot for luff of main) there is a small slot between the sections of comp-tip
Pretty sure epoxy will reconnect the section that is seperating.


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 Post subject: Re: Gluing Comptips
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:34 pm 
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Other than the plastic snap on luff track... there is no other joint. There is a "mold part line" running up the front. There is another behind the luff track, but these are not bond-able joints. The glass wraps clear abound. This is where the mold halves split.

You sure it's not the actual luff track coming off?

Maybe a photo?

Luff track instructions may shed light? http://static.hobiecat.com/2010_archive/support/pdfs/38584001.pdf

The H16 track is a little different on the end profile, but same concept.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluing Comptips
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:09 pm 
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See if I can shoot off some photoes tomorrow.You are right it is the luff track but not sure it is coming off more just separating.
Trying epoxy and see how that works.


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