Looking for Kevlar hull repair service

Discussion in 'Services & Employment' started by Humanity, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. Humanity
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    Humanity New Member

    Hello All,

    I am looking for a contractor to repair a catamaran ferry fiberglass hull. The repair will be approximately 100 sq ft; the hulls are made of cross-linked PVC foam core and Kevlar fabric.

    The repairs to be done on-site in a yard in the New England area.

    Can you please recommend a company to complete the job? or point me in the right direction?

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Welcome to the Forum Humanity.

    I know that this is 'thread drift', but could you tell us some more about the nature of the damages that were sustained by this ferry?
    And do you have any photos available of the damages?

    It sounds like the ferry cannot be moved anywhere else, so the repair work will have to be completed where she is presently resting.
    What facilities are available at the yard where she is located?
    I hope that you will be able to work on her in an enclosed heated shed - that would be vital at this time of year in New England!
     
  3. Humanity
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    Humanity New Member

    We have a higher than regular moisture reading on the fiberglass hull. Also, on various spots, crazing of the gel coat is noted. In addition to crazing and spider cracks, minor digs are seen on the hull.
    We are looking at replacing anomalies on the hull. Also, re-bedding with possible delamination of the fiberglass in the area around the thru-hull. The repair will be in Connecticut.
     
  4. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Thanks for this - it is much less than what I was imagining, based on how you mentioned 100 sq. ft. of repair area - I was having visions of a large section of hull bottom ripped out.
    It sounds like you simply need a mobile fibreglass technician?
    Have you sounded the hull in way of the through hull fitting?
    I would hope that the through hull fitting is in a localised area of single skin - or does it go through the core as well?
     
  5. Humanity
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    Humanity New Member

    Ho, Thank you for your response. Yes, a hull survey was done last year. The repairs shall consist of both localized single skin and going through the core. Is there a way to send you a private message here?
    Regards
     

  6. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    I just looked to see if I could send you a private message, but no go - I think you are 'too new' re how you only signed up yesterday.

    But no worries - you can email me on tinsmyth@gmail.com and that will find me.
    And I will take down this post once you have found it.
     
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