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Paint Legend posted 12-07-2000 09:58 AM ET (US)   Profile for Paint Legend   Send Email to Paint Legend  
I am repairing a 13' Classic that lost in scuffle with some rocks. The keel towards the stern suffered a good hit that resulted in missing hull and foam. I know how to repair the fiberglass portion of the hull and I have some thoughts on the foam. My first thought I am embarassed to say is using the expanding foam from the hardware store. My concern is with the rigidity of the foam. The foam in the BW is very dense and of good quality. My second thought is the use of a expanded foam in sheet form (I can't remember the trade name but it is used for creating structural reinforcement). I would have to grind out flat sections and place the sheets in place, shape the foam and the glass over. Does anyone have any experience or better recommendations??

Thanks
Tom

bigz posted 12-07-2000 10:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
http://www.rhhfoamsystems.com/literature/mfb-1/index.html

take a look at the above ---

Paint Legend posted 12-07-2000 11:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Paint Legend  Send Email to Paint Legend     
Thanks bigz!

Looks like a good system.

Tom

lhg posted 12-07-2000 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Boston Whaler's official recommendations for repairing damaged hull sections involves using cut foam sheets, as you mentioned. If you want a copy of this detailed information, let me know by e-mail.
bigz posted 12-07-2000 03:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Hmm -- Why bother with cut sheets when you can foam in place wih basicly the same stuff Whaler uses in production today? --- and yes Larry I have read all the "offical" information from Whaler which is fine and dandy if there is no better alternative then use them however in many instances today there are --- so I would use them ---

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