SPORT 13 Water in Hull

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Aschubox
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SPORT 13 Water in Hull

Postby Aschubox » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:38 am

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Fig. 1. An area to be repaired.
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My SPORT 13 has water intrusion. The boat sat for about three years out of the water

Some of the foam [inside the Unibond] hull was saturated [presumably held water].

Q1: will [epoxy resin cure and form a bond to] wet foam?

Q2: [for epoxy resin to cure and form a bond to the foam in a Unibond hull] does the foam need to be completely dry?

Tell me how YOU would proceed [to make a repair with epoxy resin to an area of damage where the foam is holding water and is not dry]

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Re: SPORT 13 Water in Hull

Postby jimh » Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:00 pm

Aschubox wrote:Tell me how YOU would proceed [to make a repair with epoxy resin to an area of damage where the foam is holding water and is not dry]


I would dry the foam before attempting to make a bond to the foam with epoxy resin.