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  cherry rib damage ....
  Posted by: pilotwingz on Jan-30-14 12:06 AM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Jan-30-14 12:47 AM EST --

.... at the chines where small areas have delamed , I would simply remove only to the depth required to replace with a veneer on top , you could make the veneer yourself and match (or purchase a small pack of sheet veneer) , possibly have to dbl. layer the veneer to fit into radius . Sand to flush match with existing rib after fit and glued in . Razor 90 degrees score across the rib at extents of removal before removing .

I would completely remove the damaged tops of ribs , and replace with new top pieces .

If the floor (ribs and half ribs) are indeed covered with fiberglass cloth and resin , you should be able determine that by looking at it . If you still aren't sure , dig into a small area of it and see if you show some cloth threads . If it is a poly or vinyl resin just clean with acetone , sand it well , vacume , sterilize (wipe) w/acetone after sanding , and apply new coats of resin . My choice would be a vinylester resin top coat as opposed to a polyester ... the vinyester is an epoxy polyester , better flex , stronger bond .

Nice looking little pack canoe , I'd fix it up if it were mine !! You shouldn't have too much difficulty or problems with that one . Time yeah , lots of it , but neat project and fun .

There's enough of us here when your ready to give some wood working tips , tricks , how to's when or if you need them .

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