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 Post subject: Ripping noise
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:41 am 
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! was standing on the pontoon trying to right the H17 when i heard a crack and a ripping noise in the pontoon. I cannot see any damage what could this be and should i be concernerned - the hull is not soft where I was standing.


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 Post subject: Rip?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:43 am 
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You may have fractured the inner glass layer and foam. Since the hull is very rounded in that area, the outer skin has simply poped back to shape and may feel stiff.

You may have to compress quite gard to see the area distort again. Problem in the long run? Not sure. Depends on where exactly. Perhaps a delamination injection. Take a look at the delamination FAQ.

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=1156

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 Post subject: Re: Rip?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:54 pm 
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It area is about 2-3' forward of the front cross bar on the inside of the hull,

is it safe to put a inspection port in this area? on the deck. I would like to sailing in an upcoming race before I fix it but don't want to race something that may be unsafe.


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 Post subject: Re: Ripping noise
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:09 pm 
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Hi! I have repaired my HC17 by inserting an inspection hatch... see my answer to another guy:
BR Hans

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewt ... highlight=


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! was standing on the pontoon trying to right the H17 when i heard a crack and a ripping noise in the pontoon. I cannot see any damage what could this be and should i be concernerned - the hull is not soft where I was standing.

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