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repair hull/rudder cracks
« on: January 06, 2019, 08:31:10 AM »
Hello again,
I'm sure appreciating your expertise on this site. Thanks again!

Very soon I'll be starting repair of minor hull cracks. What material shall I use to fill?

Then, one area of the rudder is starting to pull away. What matierial shall I fill this with? photo attached.

Happy New Year to you!!

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Re: repair hull/rudder cracks
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 08:55:02 AM »
correction....the area starting to separate is on the skeg. Not rudder.

I'm trying to attach a photo but it's too large and I'm not savvy enough to change it....yet.

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Re: repair hull/rudder cracks
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 09:17:05 AM »
The patch you are referring to is a sacrificial faring. No worries

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Re: repair hull/rudder cracks
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 06:03:10 PM »
Understood. Maybe. Please define sacrificial fairing?  It is pulling away. material appears to be about 1/4" thick. I'd like it pretty before bottom painting.
And what's your choice for filling cracks?

Thanks again, soooo much.
Jim S.

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Re: repair hull/rudder cracks
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 07:41:40 AM »
It's just a fairing that covers the gudgeon. Not structural

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Re: repair hull/rudder cracks
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 07:48:27 AM »
Marine Tex will work fine.

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Re: repair hull/rudder cracks
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 04:09:11 PM »
If you get to the metal screws- fill the slots with clay or something so the next guy can get it apart in 30 years...
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Re: repair hull/rudder cracks
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 04:50:27 PM »
Thanks so much! That is the exact location.
Take care,
js