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aussie boyz rule Posted: 04-Dec-05 20:00
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i was sailing in strong winds last week and when i climbed onto my daggerboard to right the boat i chipped it and water filled it.
how do i fix it.please
 
Stuart Buzz 1027 Posted: 05-Dec-05 00:14
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Hmmm, a little confused as to how you chipped it, but i would suggest repairing the damage with gelcoat filler unless very deep in which case a little epoxy resin may be required. Give me more details and i will advise further.
Following on from that . . . i hope you enjoyed the time you had before the capsize!!!
Stuart.
 
Tel Boy Posted: 05-Dec-05 13:57
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Hello Aussie Boyz,

This info may be of help as we did the same thing with out Boss daggerboard.

Drill a small but shallow hole, approx 4mm, in the same place as the dink in your board. Drain out as much water as possible (if you were sailing on the sea then you also need to wash off the salt water), then take the board into a warm place ie your kitchen and get the board warmed up so that the air pressure forces out more water. Keep turning and tilting the board slownly to get the last drips of water out. You may still hear water inside the foil - if you do then drill another small hole near the first one to help drainage. Apply heat from, say, a hairdrier. Bung some ready mixed chopped mat resin mix (about 6 per tube) then when all is cured finish off with gelcoat filler and sand smooth with fine 'wet & dry' papers. Do not rush the gelcoat filling and sanding or you will spoil the final finish. Easier than it sounds!
 
aussie boyz rule Posted: 05-Dec-05 16:22
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thanks you said abotu the chopped mat resin mix can you tell me where you can get that from and the sailing before that was completely awesome cheers.
 
Tel Boy Posted: 06-Dec-05 12:29
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You can get the chopped mat resin mix from most dinghy / yacht handlers or car spares shops... the gel coat, obviously from chandlers. Costs about 7 per tube, lasts for ages (provided you screw the lids on the 'filler' & 'hardner' well). Good luck Boyz
 

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