Nice "slap it on" repair job. Not certain what she'll look like when I'm through with it.
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Posted by: CEWilson on Dec-04-12 9:17 AM (EST)
This one has no vital signs; bury it!
Posted by: openboater on Dec-04-12 9:29 AM (EST)
Huge place in the family's heart for this canoe. She shall ride again.
Rob, I promise|
Posted by: sissy103 on Dec-04-12 11:36 AM (EST)
to bring my Tupper back before it gets this bad.
Posted by: pblanc on Dec-04-12 11:40 AM (EST)
Just cover the cracks with Gorilla Tape and slather some truck bed liner over the top of it and she will be good to go.
Posted by: openboater on Dec-04-12 12:28 PM (EST)
Jerry Stelmok holds the patent for the Gorilla Tape/Bed Liner Repair Technique. Otherwise that's what I'd do.
It looks like it floats................|
Posted by: Yanoer on Dec-04-12 12:02 PM (EST)
what's the problem?
Posted by: dougd on Dec-04-12 4:36 PM (EST)
That looks like most of the crap I deal with! ;-) Will be interested to see how it turns out! What kind of tool do you use to get the "cracks" even?
Posted by: openboater on Dec-07-12 9:44 AM (EST)
Doug...see photos for answer. Missing from photos is the bracing strapped up against the exterior side of the fractures, too.
Opps...deleted someones post...|
Posted by: openboater on Dec-07-12 10:22 AM (EST)
Deleted someones post by accident.
I won't take it personally.|
Posted by: tktoo on Dec-07-12 10:37 AM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Dec-07-12 1:08 PM (EST)
I like the wood braces held by the cam straps and bar clamps idea.
Posted by: dougd on Dec-07-12 3:14 PM (EST)
I also like the high tech use of wood braces! I've been using sandbags, so to speak, but like that idea and will have to give it try on my latest project. Thanks for posting.
Posted by: openboater on Dec-10-12 8:49 AM (EST)
I used to put the canoes on edge and do freeboard repairs using sand bags to ensure the best lamination. But, often I have to do patches on both sides so I've developed techniques to do the patches vertically while maintaining superior lamination. I've also developed methods for cold weather lamination. Guess the temperature of the shop when these pictures and repairs were done.
Hate sanding FG...|
Posted by: openboater on Dec-10-12 8:44 AM (EST)
I will do most anything to minimize any fiberglass sanding. Peel Ply is my go to method. And it shortens repair time in most cases.