Did i mess my project up completely?

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Manisk, May 26, 2020.

  1. Manisk
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    Manisk New Member

    Hey there, i am new to boats of any kind and just bought myself a 5.5meter, 18ft as a project

    Long story short there was a lot more work than i expected and ended up cutting out a giant part of the hull due to the foam being fully waterlogged also there was two holes that i cut out. one sligtly bigger

    If i should proceed with this project the correct way will i be able to safely operate this boat?

    Video showing the boat and the damage I caused, I know. I realize that accessing from the deck might have made it easier for me

     
  2. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    It can be fixed, you need to get at it from both sides, so you still need to cut the floor out.

    You probably doubled or tripled the amount of work needed to get the job done.
     
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  3. Manisk
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    Manisk New Member

    Thank you for the answer, i feel so bad you couldnt imagine

    Am i able to re-use the the cut out hull. patch it back?
     

  4. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    Yes, save the pieces, they can be put back as they were and glassed back in.
     
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