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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:49 pm 
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Hello Any chance to properly repair this ( see pictures ) ?

Advanced thanks to be so kind to open the pictures.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VuATF4 ... sp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VuKiM4 ... sp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VqqUkH ... sp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VmMgLs ... sp=sharing

The bottom hole's side has still some un-cracked layer structure ( let's say half of the thickness of the fiberglass layers )

Many thanks
Massimo


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:36 am 
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Massimo,
I'd sand off the damaged layers and the gelcoat around the area and bond new plies in. If it is helpful I could send pictures of the inside of the bow section of the Hobie 16 this weekend. I'll PM you my email address.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:05 am 
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Thanks Bryan
any previous experience with this damage is pretty much welcome !

I'm going to sand out the damaged part and rebuilt the area ( layers and resin)
the question is : this repaired area not anymore being part of the hull structure would be strong enough ?

I just want to make sure that this repair could make me comfortable enough to sail any condition without having the must on my head

The alternative unfortunately is to get 2 brand new hulls ( I can't change just one because the old will be heavier than the new )


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:13 pm 
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Here's a previous thread on this type of repair -- https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic. ... ir#p123619

Notice the advice to take the new fiberglass back 6 - 8 inches (15 - 20 centimeters). Personally I'd go back a 12 inches (30 centimeters) just to be safe for my longest piece of fiberglass. Carefully done and thick enough repair should be as strong as original. Make sure you get all air bubbles out.

Jim Clark-Dawe


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:49 pm 
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Thanks Jim,
It looks like this repair is possible,
Good to know, to me it was a big question mark considering that critical part of the Hull
Will see if it wiil be strong enough
Massimo


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