Andrew Luttrell
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Hairline Cracks in Hull
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Hey hey!Finished a 15' Drift Boat last Winter and just discovered a few hairline cracks (stress cracks?) in the outer hull that I believe were due to the way I was tying it down. I sanded through the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ants Uiga Oct 27, 2020.

 

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Ants Uiga replied to Andrew Luttrell's discussion Hairline Cracks in Hull
"Andrew, there are no generalized fixes that work in all cases.  The post said some corrective action was already taken. My comments may be off due to the limited information to base the comments. Step 1 would be to review your build…"
Oct 27, 2020
Andrew Luttrell replied to Andrew Luttrell's discussion Hairline Cracks in Hull
"Thank you Ants! Is it best to fix by sanding, epoxying and painting over? It’s strange that it’s on the backside of the boat almost in the same spots on each side."
Oct 27, 2020
Ants Uiga replied to Andrew Luttrell's discussion Hairline Cracks in Hull
"It looks to me like the wood is checking, usually due to not being well sealed.  Nothing the easiest photo to make comments with.  Stress cracks usually occur in fiberglass laminates due to flexing that breaks a portion of the laminate…"
Oct 27, 2020

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15' Drift Boat

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