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 Post subject: Hull crunching
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:34 am 
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Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:20 pm
Posts: 401
Location: Clearwater, FL
My H16 is a Frankenstein boat and other than one hull's transom having an 82F etched on it and the sails are from 1987, I have no idea how old the other hull, mast, boom, lexan rudders or frame are. The rest of the boat I have replaced/upgraded over the 11 years that I have owned it.

Last weekend, I capsized and when I was up righting the boat I could hear crunching under my feet on the inward side of the port hull.

The top and outside of this hull are still solid.

Other than trying to find a solid replacement hull, I am not sure whether it is worth it to inject it with Git-rot.

Some have have told me to just go out and continue sailing it until it fails.

My question is: Other than the bow possibly breaking off, what can I expect to see happen before this hull starts to fail?

84 H16
82 H16
87 H14T
Blue Prism
Sail # 88863
Clearwater, FL

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 Post subject: Re: Hull crunching
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:00 pm 
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Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:20 am
Posts: 252
Location: New Brighton, PA
Excessive water in the hull will be a good sign, keep an eye on the surface area for cracking, further delamination. If the top and outside are solid, it will take a good hit to brake off the bow, you'd know something is wrong before that.

Inside hull repair is easier than exterior because you don't have to think as much about how the finish looks. Depending on the size, injecting some epoxy could be no more than a days repair.

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