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Old 09-12-2014, 00:22   #16
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Re: Dinged Bow Below Waterline - What to do?

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Old 10-12-2014, 06:12   #17
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Re: Dinged Bow Below Waterline - What to do?

I put a similar 1cm2 hole into my bow just below the waterline a few months back. I filled it with an underwater 2 part epoxy (I always keep a few sticks of this onboard) and it has held in very well for the few months until I haul out (actually tomorrow) for a proper repair. I occasionally dive down (well a quick breath hold!) for an inspection to ensure its all holding together. When you apply the u/w epoxy you need do it ASAP after the damaged has occurred, prior to any build up of marine growth which will impede the bonding.

We have a Lagoon 450 with where the fwd hull is poly resin/epoxy below the WL.

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Old 10-12-2014, 07:08   #18
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Re: Dinged Bow Below Waterline - What to do?

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That is a scary looking anchorage.Are they rocks and some sort of post in the background.
Maybe the photo changes the perspective but it looks as though the rocks or. Post will hit the hull.
I was thinking the same thing. I'm betting/hoping that it is an optical illusion from the go pro but definitely curious about the anchorage bottom
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Re: Dinged Bow Below Waterline - What to do?

It doesn't look like a strike that has compromised the glass under the paint.
That would be the biggest factor involving a haulout.
You could file or sand it a bit and apply epoxy that allow an underwater cure.
Remember, that the epoxy will adhere to a surface that is scratched up, not a painted one.

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Old 22-12-2014, 16:59   #20
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Re: Dinged Bow Below Waterline - What to do?

Sorry slow to post. Definitely a gelcoat void. I picked off the gelcoat over the hole and it is simply a smooth depression about the size of 1/2 a grape. I put some of the 2 part epoxy stick I had on board into the depression and it has held on to St. Thomas so far.
Regarding the background of the photo, it was taken pierside at T&C shipyard/marina. The basin was essentially cut from the limestone and the background you see is under the dock.
Just thought I'd post a follow-up and thanks to those who contributed.

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