Fiberglass and honeycomb repair info?

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Doctor Dave, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Doctor Dave
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    Doctor Dave New College FL,Sailing Sq

    Some jerk backed over the school's 8-man rowing shell, enough to knock out a big chunk, make many cracks and leave a visible tire print. (a hit and run too) The construction of the two-part shell appears to be very thin fiberglass and a honeycomb material. Has anyone had success repairing such a boat?

    Please respond directly.

    Dave.Rhodes@NCF.edu

    Thanks
     
  2. gonzo
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    It is possible to repair. The easiest way to find out the kind of core, resin and fiber used is to contact the manufacturer.
     
  3. scottydog
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    scottydog New Member

    8 man hit and run

    :mad: :confused:


    I THINK I CAN HELP, INFUSE THE REPAIRED HULL.
    BEEF UP THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE.
    WHY DON'T YOU SEND ME SOME PICTURES?


    I DESIGN AND BUILD YACHTS.


    SCOTT :idea:
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    If you don't find any solution by March, I'll be working in Florida for a month or so. Let me know if you want me to stop by. Is Lang still coaching Snipe racing? I use to race at St. Pete YC for years.
     
  5. Icomps
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    Icomps Junior Member

    infusion in to nomex

    You should not infuse into nomex core as all the cells will fill created an extremely high amount of resin that will be heavy and may well exotherm causing more damage
     
  6. FibrSupplyDepot
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    It is probably cloth and epoxy built, the core could be plascore or nida core. Please add pictures so we can help.
     
  7. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    You really do need to start looking at the dates of these threads . . .
     
  8. Herman
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    If it is not repaired by now, it probably is ditched, or composted... :)
     

  9. Jimbo1490
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    Besides which those high performance rowing sculls are almost never built with anything as pedestrian as Nidacore; You can bet it'll be Nomex :p

    Jimbo
     
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