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 Post subject: Split in hulls
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:03 pm 
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Hi all, A mate's 2004 Getaway has a split in the hull behind the rear beam. He got it plastic welded but it split again. Was thinking of add a 5inch round hatch on top of hull roughly 8 inches behind the beam and using that to access the inside of hull to then: Add aluminium or plastic plates with masses of something like Loctite PL PRemium to hold plate in place, then filling the crack with same. I would also add an aluminium Round plate (in halves) under the hatch to strengthen that.
He cant afford new hulls and there are no spare old ones in Australia.
Any thoughts at all?

Also has anyone tried this glue option..
https://www.permabond.com/2015/03/31/pr ... yethylene/

thanks J


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 Post subject: Re: Split in hulls
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:09 am 
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i would also bolt the plate, through the hull with carriage head bolts.

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 Post subject: Re: Split in hulls
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:59 pm 
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dorienc wrote:
i would also bolt the plate, through the hull with carriage head bolts.

Yep, sound idea thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Split in hulls
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:48 pm 
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Which hull? Port or starboard? I have a spare port hull if you're interested?
I'm in Tasmania so freight might be costly.


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 Post subject: Re: Split in hulls
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:54 pm 
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Desmond Becker wrote:
Which hull? Port or starboard? I have a spare port hull if you're interested?
I'm in Tasmania so freight might be costly.


wow!! thanks for the offer, but its both hulls and yes freight would be ridiculous.
I had 8 great years in Tassie. Waters a bit cold for me, but love to sail with you next time I'm visiting..
Offer open other way if you like. I'm in Brissie.


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 Post subject: Re: Split in hulls
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:01 am 
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No worries.. Yes, weather is a little warmer in Brisbane but summer sailing in Tassie is still great!


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