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Offline aquaholic

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Deck repair at mast foot
« on: 04 December, 2014, 19:16:27 »
Any suggestions on the best way of replacing the piece of wood that is fibreglassed into the deck which the tabernacle sits on?

There are several cracks and the wood has got soft over the years.


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Re: Deck repair at mast foot
« Reply #1 on: 05 December, 2014, 09:12:06 »
Shouldn't be that complex. Just remove the fiberglass with a grinder, replace the wood with some HQ wood and cover it in epoxy. It's a known issue for almost all older boats.

For the Dutch readers:  Tabernacle = mastvoet

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Re: Deck repair at mast foot
« Reply #2 on: 05 December, 2014, 16:42:45 »
Thanks BJ thats what I was hoping would be suffieicent....I have a nice piece of mahogany with Hermiones name on it!

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Re: Deck repair at mast foot
« Reply #3 on: 15 March, 2015, 17:23:39 »

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Re: Deck repair at mast foot
« Reply #4 on: 15 March, 2015, 18:33:16 »
very interesting, thanks.

Any idea how big an area of gelcoat i should strip back from the wood base?

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Re: Deck repair at mast foot
« Reply #5 on: 16 March, 2015, 17:23:09 »
Hello,
You should knock on the deck an listen. If the Wood has separated from the GFK, there is a different sound. You should remove everything, that seems seperated.
Peter

 


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