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Another repair example

Submitted by howard on Mon, 08/26/2019 - 04:14

i was commenting on repairing a stern strip and thought i would share another repair job i did recently...not because the repair was of particular note...but the mode of accident was something that i thought folks could benefit from.

in a nutshell, when test fitting a boat on land, make sure you really have a soft surface underneath you.  in this case, i was on land with my petrel and put the boat on the grass to sit in and check the cockpit fit....and 'snap!'.

i apparently failed to notice a medium sized stone lying there hidden between the leaves that just punched up through the bottom right under the seat.   fortunately....not too bad and had the repair done in a day.    lesson learned....make sure you don't do a test fit of your boat on a stone!

glassing over a puncture wound on the bottom of my petrel
glassing over a puncture wound on the bottom of my petrel
repair fared in and complete
repair fared in and complete:)