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Old 16-03-2014, 12:57   #1
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Leaking Hull

Last year when the boat was out of the water for it's yearly antifoul job I noticed a slight leak from the garboard plank and appeared to be patched some years back before I had the boat - it was patched with a peice of wood 3 feet long, 1 inch with and 1/4 inch thick. This year I removed the old wood dried the wood with a heat gun the filled it with sikaflex 291 and a capenter screwed a peice of wood slightly thicker than the one aforementioned.

The boat now leaks worse than ever - bilge kicks in every 48 hours

Any ideas what went wrong and what can I do to rectify - I am prepaired to slip the boat again if I have to - PLEASE HELP

Boat is a wooden hull 28 foot long built in 1951 and is in pretty good shape
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Old 17-03-2014, 19:45   #2
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Re: Leaking Hull

Sounds like you need new garboards - not a patchover. Drying out the wood for your repair may have made the leak worse by causing it to shrink and opening the seam. Replacing -rather than patching- garboards is a large job that needs to be done carefully and right. You may want to post on the Woodenboat forum with pictures to get a better idea of what's involved from people who know more.
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Old 17-03-2014, 19:53   #3
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Last year when the boat was out of the water for it's yearly antifoul job I noticed a slight leak from the garboard plank and appeared to be patched some years back before I had the boat - it was patched with a peice of wood 3 feet long, 1 inch with and 1/4 inch thick. This year I removed the old wood dried the wood with a heat gun the filled it with sikaflex 291 and a capenter screwed a peice of wood slightly thicker than the one aforementioned.

The boat now leaks worse than ever - bilge kicks in every 48 hours

Any ideas what went wrong and what can I do to rectify - I am prepaired to slip the boat again if I have to - PLEASE HELP

Boat is a wooden hull 28 foot long built in 1951 and is in pretty good shape
1950's Wooden boat that the pump comes on once every 48 hours, sounds pretty good to me.
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