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skegg repair
« on: November 09, 2022, 09:41:00 AM »
Good Morning, Just had my p303 hauled out, I hit a Large tree trunk in the beginning of the season. Now I can see the damage on the skegg.
What can I use to add about 1/8 of an inch filler to the part of the skegg that's missing. About 1/8 deep by 6" X 4" long
It looks like epoxy filler not glass. Everything else looks good Skegg done its job.

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Re: skegg repair
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2022, 01:18:32 PM »
I would recommend thickened epoxy.  If strength is not your primary concern, a cellulose-based thickener, such as West 403, is fine.  Otherwise, use milled/chopped glass fibers to thicken.  The result will have better structural qualities, but it will be harder to sand fair.  Follow with some kind of barrier coat, then bottom paint as normal.
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Re: skegg repair
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2022, 10:41:34 AM »
Thank you was not sure what to use under the water.
Have you ever used PETTIT 7076 FLEXPOXY ?

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Re: skegg repair
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2022, 12:29:22 PM »
No, I've stayed exclusively with WEST System epoxy.
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Re: skegg repair
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2022, 09:21:56 AM »
I would contact West Epoxy  tech service and explain or situation     They are extremely helpful I have over years take advantage of products tech service.                               Good luck  Bob K     Pearson 323 owner 45 years  hull 10 1977

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Re: skegg repair
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2022, 11:24:40 AM »
Thanks for the help . I'll let you know what we come up with.

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Re: skegg repair
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2022, 10:10:57 AM »
Here's a few pictures Thickened epoxy is the plan.
Has any one dropped the rudder on a P303. I've got some play at the bottom of the rudder,  bearing I think.

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Re: skegg repair
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2022, 09:52:15 AM »
a few more pictures