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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 10:32 am 
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Hi all!

Suddenly realized how close it was to getting warm in New England so I finally got around to my H17 winter project, repairing a leaky wing port!

Here's the album: http://imgur.com/a/EcHTi

Hopefully that helps someone out that's considering doing the same repair.

I used West System 105 Resin / 205 Hardner and carbon cloth. I'd be happy to answer any questions!

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:35 pm 
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Nicely done!

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:33 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Nicely done!


Hey, cool! Thanks parts guy! Between my cousin and I we've done 4 now (3 different H17s's). After what these boats have been through it's really cool we can repair them so easily with a little research and work.

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 11:14 am 
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Nicely done, Pal. See you on the water!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:04 am 
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Thanks for the post and the pics! This will help a ton. I have a few wing tubes that need work. The previous owner left it out barely covered over winter.

What do you use to glue in the inspection ports? perhaps MBonds can help answer too- I know not to use 5200 and that I dont need to screw it down even, but I've used some less aggressive adhesive caulks and they just cant handle the stress of water and pressure (being sat on or stepped on).

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:15 am 
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Plain old silicone adhesive has worked for me many times. No need to get any fancy marine sealant.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:40 am 
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Ok, Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:09 am 
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hobie008 wrote:
Thanks for the post and the pics! This will help a ton. I have a few wing tubes that need work. The previous owner left it out barely covered over winter.

What do you use to glue in the inspection ports? perhaps MBonds can help answer too- I know not to use 5200 and that I dont need to screw it down even, but I've used some less aggressive adhesive caulks and they just cant handle the stress of water and pressure (being sat on or stepped on).

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Hey sorry for the late reply...my email notifications aren't set up.

All you do is buy the inspection port kit from a Hobie dealer, it comes with plastic screws and a tube of silicone adhesive...that's it! Comes with instructions that are very easy to follow.

Also, for the port repair - epoxy is pretty simple to work with just make sure to invest time in good prep work!

Good luck!

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