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by Ian Malcolm
Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Clear penetrating epoxy sealer
Replies: 13
Views: 9883

Well it depends how bad the delamination is. The one area of my Albacore that had that trouble (on the turn of the bilge), the outer veneer was starting to split. I wound up drilling 1.5mm holes a couple of inches apart through the outer veneer and injecting epoxy into the delamination void untill i...
by Ian Malcolm
Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Buoyancy bags
Replies: 12
Views: 4834

The comments I made regarding trapping moisture were in response to the 'fender socks' suggestion. I considered covers over bags at one stage, but wound up strapping in two 8x24" fenders. (Stingo is fully tanked but needs a little extra buoyancy in the stern)
by Ian Malcolm
Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Centreboard case
Replies: 4
Views: 2464

Why varnish inside the case? Thats a job for Danboline if I ever saw one. As to getting the varnish off, a big stainless steel pan scourer on the end of a stick will shift any deteriorated varnish pretty fast. If there is a few small areas of sound varnish, I would then consider chemical strippers, ...
by Ian Malcolm
Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Buoyancy bags
Replies: 12
Views: 4834

So you *WANT* to trap moisture between the bag and the hull? I would rather put some time into smoothing the interior end on fastenings with a dob of epoxy. Rather than fully enclosing the bag, has anyone consirered making up a canvas sheet to hold it into place and protect it where one comes into c...
by Ian Malcolm
Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Protection of buoyancy bags
Replies: 2
Views: 2427

My Alb is fully tanked so I dont have *much* extra bouyancy strapped in, but after a nasty inversion of a GRP Alb over 20 years ago, the then owners decided to fit buouyancy bags in the stern of *all* their albs. Stingo allready had them. For the last 5 years I have been using 8" diameter 24" fender...