I have stored my H28 in my shed on the Gold Coast, patiently awaiting her rebuild, while I'm working 3500km away in Darwin. I've jut been home for my first visit in 8 weeks and am now starting to worry about the state of the hull.
It is strip planked in Huon pine and resorcinol glued.
I have posted here before about the deadwood drying out and cracking badly and I am monitoring that closely (it is getting worse) but I am now more worried about some of the glued strips starting to split.
Port side, stern below water line
Starboard amidships below water line
Port side below water line.
There is not a lot that I can do about stopping the drying out while I'm working up here in Darwin with just a weekend here and there at home and I expect it to get worse before I can start working on the rebuild.
I'm hoping someone might be able to tell me if I'm completely stuffing this hull by leaving it sitting there or if it will be reasonably easily repairable (without having to glass over it which has been suggested as being regular with a strip planked hull. Huon pine isn't the sort of hull material you'd really want to glass over in your right mind)
Without knowing any better I'm thinking the options might end up being:
- Rout out the split glued lines with a fine router blade and glue in splines with resourcinol from the outside (the splits pass behind ribs).
- clean out the splits with a fine blade and fill with resourcinol or epoxy.
Any thoughts or ideas?
Also here is a shot of the splits/shakes in the keel timber which is worse than when last reported but I believe more easily repairable down the track a bit.
(The blocking under the keel is all OK)
If glassing the hull is ultimately the solution I wouldn't exclude that option but obviously it is absolutely the very last thing I'd want to do to this hull!!
thanks for any ideas, opinions etc