At the risk of offending I need a bit more advice please as I need the repairs done this week:
1 Should I use thick epoxy (if it exists) or polyester resin with thickener?
2. Should I use 1 inch fibreglass tape to brush the epoxy or resin on to - that means the epoxy or resin can't be too thick otherwise it may not soak the tape enough.
3. A friend is insisting that adding the tape is better than just thick epoxy and then light/runny epoxy injected into the tight spaces/cracks at each end.
4. He also suggests grinding out ALL the old epoxy even though it's pretty solid apart from a little flaky stuff - taking both sides of the seam back to their original base before inserting the tape between.
I've searched this site (Hull/Deck Seam Repair) and found a few results and there's been no mention of fibreglass tape - just thickened epoxy and clamps and I wonder if that's the best method.
It's a clean separation from the sidestay to the bow with no damage to the fibreglass.
I'll add pics via a url then try to upload directly. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks, J http://www.johnahern.net/Hobie2.html