View Full Version : Repair advice (pics)

02-24-2002, 07:12 PM
I'm posting a picture of the only place on the boat that needs a bit of repair. I'm not sure how clear the picture is, but we'll see how it turns out.


When I pulled the %$^*)glass layer off, a small piece of one of the cedar strips tore in half. Can I simply fill this with some sort of patching compound before I paint? If the answer is yes, what product do I use? It doesn't look like it will lead to leaks, the piece isn't torn completely through, just some of the grain went with the glass.


[ 02-24-2002, 07:20 PM: Message edited by: lumberdude ]

capt jake
02-24-2002, 07:16 PM
HMMM, can't see the pic, tried right click and show picture, still nothing. :(

02-24-2002, 07:21 PM
man, I thought I'd never get that pic to show up!

phew!! :rolleyes:


02-24-2002, 07:28 PM
Yeah, that was like Shazammm! - First it wasn't there and then shazamm!

capt jake
02-24-2002, 07:31 PM
Yeah, that was like Shazammm!And it was there, still no advice but Shazamm. (did I start that?????)

Mr. Know It All
02-24-2002, 07:49 PM
DUDE....Could you cut or chisel out whats bad and epoxy a Dutchman repair with the same kind of wood. What kind of boat? I see the picture fine and it shows the problem pretty good. Like Gomer says---> http://www.wavsource.com/tv/andy/shazam.wav
peace----> Kevin in Ohio

capt jake
02-24-2002, 07:54 PM
That Shazaam link didn't work for me. Was this started (Shazaam that is) off of the MRS Memphis Mike's post, of a 'Friendlier, yet kinder.... ?
HMM, Interesting, if it caught. ;)

02-24-2002, 08:24 PM
I do have the original piece, and I've contemplated epoxying it back in the tear and sanding it smooth. Would that be a better repair than just filling the entire void?


capt jake
02-24-2002, 08:33 PM
Yes, Yes, Yes!! That is what I would do! Glue her back in there! Sand it down and..... Bright finish (letting that side show again!) :D

02-24-2002, 08:37 PM
Coincidence only there Capt, but I do think we set a new Forum record for hijacking a thread :D

garland reese
02-24-2002, 08:38 PM
Hey Lumber,

It does not look like this is causing any kind of structural problem. What type of boat and what type of construction is this? You could just epoxy the piece back in place. What exactly are we looking at in the picture? Are you going to re glass the boat? If so, just glue the piece back in, fair it out nicely and put your glass right over, assuming that this problem is merely cosmetic.
Good Luck,

02-24-2002, 08:43 PM
If you've still got the piece intact more or less - sand - like wallow out the hole some - and also sand down the back side of the piece - then epoxy. It's not like it would ever fit exactly right anyway and by sanding the joining surfaces back some you'll allow room for the epoxy and not have to sand the outer (top) surface down so aggressively. Make sense? :confused:

capt jake
02-24-2002, 08:43 PM
HiJack, did I hear HiJack??? Oh my, might we call out MM (no, definitely NOT) how about Cleek (no, he would soak it in CPES). What are we to do?

I like the fact that NO politics (or the like) have enterd (as of yet)! Notice how I said 'as of yet'. Let's see who the 'fools' are who enter, and banish them to hte Misc. Forum of h..l! :D
Right On, Concordia!!!
capt jake

02-24-2002, 09:02 PM
Two cents more: If you can glue the piece back in I'd think that would be preferable. Easiest would be to just gin up an epoxy wood dust filler if you are feeling lazy, the area is not structural and you are not going to finish bright.


02-24-2002, 09:42 PM
Man, you guys have a tendency of saying exactly what I like to hear!! I was hopeing to be able to put the piece back in.

Garlan- It's a cedar strip 14' fishing boat. I don't plan on reglassing unless I have problems later on. My plan is to primer and paint the bottom after I get some sort of fairing compound to smooth out the blemishes.

Thanks guys for the posts!! :cool:


Art Read
02-24-2002, 10:12 PM
Don't tell anybody, but I've done that a couple of times with some "tear-outs" on my project too... Can hardly see 'em anymore. In fact, I've forgoten just where some of 'em are now that it's painted...