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    How should I go about this? Can I grind it out and put in a structure epoxy in it? Something with glass strands. I hope to clean it up this weekend to see how bad it is. But looks like wood showing. Havent looked to see what kind of above access I have.




    [br]1994 241 dlx twin 200 efi merc\'s[br]1995 181 flats 175 ocean pro (given to my dad)

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    It would be best if you could clean it up, bevel the hole and glass from both sides. If thats not possible than working from the outside will have to do. I would definitely add some 1708 glass cloth over the repair.

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    • #3
      Yeah, you definitely need glass fabric for that. Realistically you'll have to build it up from outside...I imagine access from above will be limited without major surgery.
      ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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      • #4
        That looks pretty Gnarly. Is the hull cored? What boat is this on? The other guys are right, you will need to bevel a lot at the edges and then fill the center area to get a nice continuous radius to build up from. I would do many successively wider layers of 1708 maybe something in the realm of 7. This should be one of the thickest and the strongest areas of the boat.
        Tequesta,Fl[br]Work in progress \'77 25[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53441&whichpage=1[br]

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        • #5
          It's gnarly but manageable. Over the years of being on this forum we've seen makos with keel rash, and also makos with voids in the layup around the keel and strakes. I think this was a combination of both those factors.

          But without question, grind that out and build it back with glass.
          ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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          • #6
            Im not sure if its cored. Its a 1994 241 deluxe.
            [br]1994 241 dlx twin 200 efi merc\'s[br]1995 181 flats 175 ocean pro (given to my dad)

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            • #7
              It's not cored.
              ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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              • #8
                Luckily its fiberglass we are looking at. But I still dropped it off to have repaired due to its location and beef it up. Cosmetic Id take a stab at it.
                [br]1994 241 dlx twin 200 efi merc\'s[br]1995 181 flats 175 ocean pro (given to my dad)

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                • #9
                  My 17' had the bow worn out from being run on to sandbars. Cost about $500 to have it taken down to the good glass and a 5' patch put on with 7 layers of glass. Then painted black.
                  Ricky Friedenberg[br]Savannah, GA[br]1975 Mako Anger 171[br]2004 Sea Pro 206 CC[br]

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