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Old 09-08-2005, 11:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy Water-logged

Been here a while ago getting advice on props etc. Someone asked somewhere during all my ranting whether my hull is,nt maybe waterlogged, hence being heavy in the arse, hence hanging for what I consider forever in the water. Got a new prop and smart tabs. Lo and behold, when fitting the smart tabs, the hull seems water-logged. Besides cutting the boat in half and burning it, is there anyway of drying it out?
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:37 AM   #2
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More to the point why is it water logged. Look at the way it's used or has been used in the past. Gav will be your man to answer this one.
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:47 PM   #3
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Aparently.... You can remove the gell coat and let it dry under infrared lamps for a few weeks...

Then re-gel using a different gel coat material.
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Old 09-08-2005, 03:33 PM   #4
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I can only think it has gone through the gel coat fron inside the hull. This must have soaked in over a long period of time. I bought the boat second hand 4 years ago. It's an old hull, about 1985, there abouts. I can't see any damage on the outside of the hull where water could soak into the wood. Thanks so far.
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sounds like the timber in the transom wants ripping out, then all the glass drying thoroughly. then a new transom timber putting in, and a bit of flocoat about the place.
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It could have gotten in as simply as sitting outside without a cover, or with a useless cover.

if you get water in the boat that can't get out, it'll end up in places you didn't even know you had!

it may have a load of compartmemnts filled with foam (the gear like builders use) this can become waterlogged, and fkkn heavy.

you need to get access to these compartments and get all the waterlogged foam out, then let it dry out for a few weeks.
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Old 10-08-2005, 02:53 PM   #7
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Best to look for a new boat then? This sounds expensive and probably all the weight of the water causing my initial problem.
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