problem when I was at Krabi Marina_Thailand. I was luky
because inside marina
there was a workshop perfect for the job.
way you found
some photos from my archive.
that it was important to remove the door and to well clean
fiberglass layer to support the steel plate as in photos
the upper side
(cockpit) one steel plate with 2 through screws to tighten the
synthesis the system, but
you can adapt
it with better technical precautions.
work is still
perfect , no water inside, and it seems good looking.
EUTIKIA SM2K 428
( We at home Venezia )
Il 23/04/2020 14:31, Alan Grayson ha
Hi All, the mild steel that supports the gas struts in my engine
room hatch has gotten water into it and is rusting away and
expanding causing a bulge in the engine room hatch in 2 spots.
Has anyone done this repair?
I am planning on cutting the whole strengthener area ( which
I've been told is end grain balsa) digging all the old balsa out
as well as the mild steel backing then replacing it with
something, maybe 3/8 plywood then fiberglassing the removed
panel back together.
For the mild steel plate I was just going to strengthen that
area with fiberglass and thru bolt thru the hatch.
Does anyone have better ideas?
SV Ora Pai SM 406