Return to Hobie.com
Hobie Forums
It is currently Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:04 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Breach in the HULL!!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:56 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:48 am
Posts: 5
:o we had a hole under the mast receptacle... watch video to see our repair. Feel free to share!

https://youtu.be/gQywIuVwhXk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Breach in the HULL!!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:53 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:13 pm
Posts: 498
It's very difficult to affect a successful large-sized hull breach repair on a polyethylene hull because of its very low surface energy of around 31 dynes/cm. Almost nothing will adhere well enough to it to ensure a reliable, long-term repair. The usual solution is a hull replacement.

However, the use of two well-fabricated, flexible metal plates with rubber membranes between them is very clever. From what I can see, it should work.

Nicely done!

Thank you for documenting that, it can serve as a tutorial for other such repairs. The trick would be to have it done for well under the cost of a new hull.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Breach in the HULL!!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:30 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:48 am
Posts: 5
Thanks for your feedback Pro! We will be taking her out this weekend for a gradual test and let you know how she faired!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Breach in the HULL!!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:08 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:38 pm
Posts: 115
Location: Pennsylvania - Philly Area
Good job on the repair in a very difficult location. Looks to be stronger than the original. Perhaps a fore runner to a stronger design.

_________________
Jim
Hobie TI 2016 - Offshore rig - Outboard
Hobie Kona 2014
Hobie AI 2015 - sold
Hobie Rev 13 2014 - sold
Hobie Outback - 2008 - sold


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Breach in the HULL!!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:45 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:48 am
Posts: 5
Cheers Powersjr... it was that or a new hull. Will update on performance


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Breach in the HULL!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:45 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:48 am
Posts: 5
Here is a video about our first full-on sail after the DIY repair.

https://youtu.be/XBSjfz_vAOk


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
© Hobie Cat Company. All rights reserved.
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group