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  • Cabin Boy
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Advice Needed for Repair
« on: January 29, 2012, 08:07:04 PM »
Hi all.  We are relatively new to National 12s and have

just started our first winter maintenance session.  It's mostly just

routine maintenance, but we do have one small repair to make and would like

some advise as to the best solution.  The boat is 3419, a wooden feeling

foolish design.  The wooden strip that the toe strap fixing was screwed to

has started to pull away from the false floor, along with a layer of wood that

seems to be delaminating.  There has clearly been a repair to the area

before.  Any advise would be much appreciated.

Alistair Edwards

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Re: Advice Needed for Repair
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 07:24:58 PM »
Tim. I am not an expert but my suggestion would be that you carefully remove the hardwood strip, remove any loose bits of ply from the floor and then using epoxy glue a thin piece of ply over the original repair,

Make the new piece of ply substantially larger  than the previous one so that it provides plenty of 'grab'. Try 3 mm ply? If you then reglue the hardwood strip onto the plywood repair that should do the trick. Not pretty but functional.

Hopefully one of our wooden boat gurus will be along shortly to offer their advice.
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Re: Advice Needed for Repair
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 09:13:02 PM »
Hi Tim. If you want to give me a call would be happy to chat over your problem 01983 529901.
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