We took my poor boat (H18) over a submerged rock, at speed and shaved about 15cm/6" off one of the dagger boards & broke off some of the trailing edge of the board
The board looks a wee bit sad now. The people who owned the boat before me have obviously patched up the board before and they appear to have used nails in the centre with glass over the top... BAD... the nails have rusted.
I have two questions:
Are there supposed to be any metal/strength members in the board? (ie what's in a factory finished board? Centre core material and some glass derivative outside???)
Any good suggestions for rebuilding the board?
I was thinking of clearing all the crap from the previous owner, off with a grinder and then inserting pins (stainless steel/brass/aluminium?, drill into old structure and then glass them in place ~ 2"), then using resin and grp to build the board back up around the pins and then grind down the board to get the shape back again. Anyone have any experience with doing this in a better/easier manner?