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  One of this weeks repairs.
  Posted by: openboater on Dec-04-12 8:06 AM (EST)
   Category: Canoes 

Nice "slap it on" repair job. Not certain what she'll look like when I'm through with it.

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  NVS
  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.
 
 
  suggestion
  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.
 
 
  Patented ...
  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?
 
 
  Geez Rob
  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?

dougd
 
 
  Updated pictures.
  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.

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  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)
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I know you guys have connection issues up there.

Do Verizon phones work in Waitesfield yet?

 
 
  neat
  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.

I have generally used clear packing tape to keep broken edges in alignment but I found the hot glue gun idea intriguing. Have you had any difficulty getting the glue residue off or had any trouble with glue residue interfering with epoxy curing/bonding?

I couldn't tell what your patches were but I assume they were fiberglass. I have generally used peelply on aramid patches but have not done so with fiberglass patches since the peelply soaks up some epoxy and 'glass is so easy to feather. Do you feel you get a better result using peelply over 'glass or do you use it just to save time?
 
 
  Nice
  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.

dougd
 
 
  Sand bags...
  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.

These fractures were jagged and disfigured (most likely the result of the first repair). I work in cold temps and the glue sets up quick. I can hold the fractures/hull in place by hand for the time it takes to set up. I make sure there's no glue bumps in the layup, otherwise you can bury a little bit of glue in the lay up no problem.


 

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