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 Post subject: Dagger Board Repair
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:53 pm 
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Location: CT
Both dagger boards are worn off at the tips. I can put my fingers inside the hollow tip. How should I fix them And has anyone tried protecting them with a metal edge? Thanks for your help in advance, Charlie Daly (Connecticut)


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 Post subject: Re: Dagger Board Repair
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:43 pm 
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Location: Detroit, MI
Clean out all the loose broken material, then use a piece of fiberglass sheet (either purchased or just lay it up yourself) to provide a "spine" for the new tip.

Lay up new fiberglass, fair into existing shape, shoot with gel.

It's not a difficult repair. It's actually one of the easiest.

And no, I've never heard of metal tips on boards. Resin doesn't stick well to metal, so it would need to be a mechanical attachment. You'd be likely to just rip off the metal piece if you hit something. You're better off just being more careful not to run aground.


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 Post subject: Re: Dagger Board Repair
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:28 pm 
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Thanks much that's helpful! Charlie


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 Post subject: Re: Dagger Board Repair
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:22 pm 
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Location: Lake Norman NC
I have used Marine Tex with really good results


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 Post subject: Re: Dagger Board Repair
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:50 pm 
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gary eudy wrote:
I have used Marine Tex with really good results

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Marine Tex should never be used for a structural repair. If you listen to Jeremy Leonard (and you should - he did this stuff for a living) - it should never be used at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Dagger Board Repair
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:29 pm 
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I still like Marine Tex I have used it on worn areas on rudders and centerboards and even hobie bottoms If a rudder is broken then something else would be needed for repair


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