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  • oldabuelo
    Hope someone on this site might be able to offer a solution to repair problem. Refurbishing an old wood sailing dingy. Have a leak someplace on the dagger
    Message 1 of 5 , May 4, 2009
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      Hope someone on this site might be able to offer a solution to repair problem.

      Refurbishing an old wood sailing dingy. Have a leak someplace on the dagger board box. Don't really want to rebuild the box so looking for possible solutions to seal the inside of the box.

      Slot for the dagger board is 5/8" x 15-1/2". Depth of board is approx. 12". Plan at the moment is to seal inside of box and where it joins the hull with fiberglass.

      Looking for suggestions on how best to remove old paint/varnish inside of box and ideas on how to fill seams and coat inside of box with fiberglass.

      Any and all suggestions appreciated.

      Thanks.
    • Justin M
      36 grit paper glued or stapled to a piece of hardwood a bit longer than your trunk is deep to remove the old finish. Flip the boat on the side if you can. Wet
      Message 2 of 5 , May 4, 2009
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        36 grit paper glued or stapled to a piece of hardwood a bit longer than your trunk is deep to remove the old finish.
        Flip the boat on the side if you can.
        Wet out the wood on the "bottom" side with epoxy using a brush with an extended handle (tape a dowel to it).
        Cut a piece of plexiglass or formica the just a bit narrower than the side of the trunk.
        Lay up some thickened epoxy and mat on the plexi and then slide the plastic in place. Maybe make the cloth/mat a bit long so you can fold it over the top of the trunk and bottom of the hull.

        Wedge your plexi in with something like a bunch of paint stirrer sticks. When the epoxy kicks pull the plexi out and do the other side and the ends.


        Maybe do the narrow ends first so the side pieces overlap them.



        I've done this procedure a couple times on FG dinghy CB trunks in an attempt to tighten up slop in the board. In my application I thicken the epoxy with graphite so the board pivots better under load too.
        It works real well if you have all your shim materials figured out before you mix any resin.


        Justin






        --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "oldabuelo" <davbstr@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hope someone on this site might be able to offer a solution to repair problem.
        >
        > Refurbishing an old wood sailing dingy. Have a leak someplace on the dagger board box. Don't really want to rebuild the box so looking for possible solutions to seal the inside of the box.
        >
        > Slot for the dagger board is 5/8" x 15-1/2". Depth of board is approx. 12". Plan at the moment is to seal inside of box and where it joins the hull with fiberglass.
        >
        > Looking for suggestions on how best to remove old paint/varnish inside of box and ideas on how to fill seams and coat inside of box with fiberglass.
        >
        > Any and all suggestions appreciated.
        >
        > Thanks.
        >
      • Joe Tribulato
        How about using a few wood shingles for the wedges. Insert from both ends of the trunk and use ply in appropriate thickneses to fill the space and apply even
        Message 3 of 5 , May 4, 2009
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          How about using a few wood shingles for the wedges. Insert from both ends of the trunk and use ply in appropriate thickneses to fill the space and apply even pressure over the whole area to be glassed.
          Question: Will the daggerboard still fit after glassing the trunk?

          Joe T

          --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Justin M" <jmeddock@...> wrote:
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          > Wedge your plexi in with something like a bunch of paint stirrer sticks. When the epoxy kicks pull the plexi out and do the other side and the ends.
          >
          >
          > Justin
        • Joe Tribulato
          Another idea: Where doors are sold you can buy a bunch of wedges used for mounting a door jam into a rough opening. They are 1-1/2 wide by maybe 12 in. or more
          Message 4 of 5 , May 4, 2009
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            Another idea: Where doors are sold you can buy a bunch of wedges used for mounting a door jam into a rough opening. They are 1-1/2 wide by maybe 12 in. or more long. Might be useful around the shop for a variety of uses.

            Joe T

            --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Joe Tribulato" <scsbmsjoe@...> wrote:
            >
            > How about using a few wood shingles for the wedges. Insert from both ends of the trunk and use ply in appropriate thickneses to fill the space and apply even pressure over the whole area to be glassed.
            > Question: Will the daggerboard still fit after glassing the trunk?
            >
            > Joe T
            >
            > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Justin M" <jmeddock@> wrote:
            > >
            > > Wedge your plexi in with something like a bunch of paint stirrer sticks. When the epoxy kicks pull the plexi out and do the other side and the ends.
            > >
            > >
            > > Justin
            >
          • Danny
            Message 5 of 5 , May 7, 2009
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              --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "oldabuelo" <davbstr@...> wrote:
              > Diassemble it and replace the rotten or broken parts, then reassemble. Do that or encapsulate the rot so that it is really happy and becomes boat cancer.

              > Hope someone on this site might be able to offer a solution to repair problem.
              >
              > Refurbishing an old wood sailing dingy. Have a leak someplace on the dagger board box. Don't really want to rebuild the box so looking for possible solutions to seal the inside of the box.
              >
              > Slot for the dagger board is 5/8" x 15-1/2". Depth of board is approx. 12". Plan at the moment is to seal inside of box and where it joins the hull with fiberglass.
              >
              > Looking for suggestions on how best to remove old paint/varnish inside of box and ideas on how to fill seams and coat inside of box with fiberglass.
              >
              > Any and all suggestions appreciated.
              >
              > Thanks.
              >
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