Not sure if this the right spot to fire away , but i'll try anyway.
During my Meditarrenean trip i've stumbled upong some drifting ropes.
And yes , my propellor caught it with devastating consequences.
a similar rope
turned 3 times around the shaft between the cutless bearing part and the rope cutter
The P- bracket was therefor pushed aside ripping the fixture inside the boat.
You can notice that the front part of glass-in structure was somewhat lifted up , breaking the fix.
cracks in close up.
The boat is on the hard
now , but water
was creeping through the cracks.
I cleaned up the aria around the strut.
There is no damage on the outside by the looks of it
Now the question(s) , can anyone please tell how the P-bracket is glassed in. Meaning , what is that solid block inside made of ? Is that a block of wood wood covered with fiberglass
that is fixed onto the hull
? Or is that an epoxy
paste of some sort.
And is how is the P-bracket attached to that block ?
Would , after grinding the block and the surroundings , installing extra fiberglass
be a sufficient repair ?
Oh yes , the sailing boat is a jeanneau
40 sun oddyssey
Thanks for the suggestions.