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Old 01-08-2017, 14:53   #1
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A big hole..

I have this huge hole, that was filled in with some f/g form, that looks hideous, and also leaks like a sieve, as it is just above floor level in the cockpit.

The hole was glassed in rather shabbily from the backside, and I wish to make the repair, right, and also to have it look like it was never there to begin with.

Does this sound about right??

I plan to jig saw the panel out, and then clean up the backside as best as possible. The I will epoxy, and glass in plywood on the back, and then epoxy a filler board to bring the front flush with the existing facing. From there I will bevel what little I can(3/16" thick existing glass) and then add a layer or two of bi-ax glass followed by filling and fairing with 407/410. Then priming and painting.

Does this sound about right, or would anyone have a better idea? I am open to suggestions on how better to do this.

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Old 01-08-2017, 15:27   #2
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Re: A big hole..

You shouldn't have any trouble fixing this. Just take your time, & work from a (written down) plan. Consulting the WEST System guides & book(s) as needed. And as to the bevels, once things are cleaned up a bit, you can break out a protractor & mark off how much you need to grind in each location, in order to get the proper bevel. And I typically check my bevels with a straight edge, as it's easy to have them come out rounded instead of flat.

For some excellent tips, with pics on how to do repairs, look up Hooked/Minaret's thread called keel sump (or stub) repair. There's a plethora of great info on laminating techniques in said thread.


EDIT: Here it is. It's long, but it's worth the read. Ditto on following the techniques therein Keel sump repair
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Old 01-08-2017, 20:23   #3
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Re: A big hole..

Thanks Uncivilized....this will be my first time doing something this big...and the reminder of Minarets was a good one...been a while since I read it.
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