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by pa4jv
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Hull bulging and cracking under main bulkhead
Replies: 8
Views: 15821

Re: Hull bulging and cracking under main bulkhead

The new and treated transverse beam was put back into place while closing it up with glass fibre, epoxy and lots of thickened epoxy using West 105 materials. The most difficult part for me was preparing to glass back the hatch which I took out initially and to finish off the floor properly. This who...
by pa4jv
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Hull bulging and cracking under main bulkhead
Replies: 8
Views: 15821

Re: Hull bulging and cracking under main bulkhead

After taking out all rust and pieces the area was cleaned and prepared for rebuilding with a new steel plate. Also the width of the new wing or transverse beam was extended to reach out to the first bolts on the main bulkhead in order to stiffen up this area.
by pa4jv
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Hull bulging and cracking under main bulkhead
Replies: 8
Views: 15821

Re: Hull bulging and cracking under main bulkhead

I’ve been in contact with Arjuna on Facebook also but unlike his “steel wing” being ok mine was totally corroded. I was pointed towards this Problem by the rust stripes in the forward bilge. So there was only one action I could take and that was opening up the area just under de main bulkhead in fro...