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Postby joshua357 » Thu May 04, 2017 5:56 pm

Anyone ever use Rot Doctor or any other type of epoxy to repair small areas of rot on stringers?


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Re: Rot Doctor

Postby BANANA BOAT » Thu May 04, 2017 6:04 pm

I've used get rot.
But if stringer has seperated it will not help

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Re: Rot Doctor

Postby BANANA BOAT » Thu May 04, 2017 6:04 pm

I've used get rot.
But if stringer has seperated it will not help

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Re: Rot Doctor

Postby mojoe » Thu May 04, 2017 10:30 pm

No one has ever said "Man, I wish I didn't put these new stringers in this thing"

Quite a few have wished they did the first time and didn't waste all their time and money on band aids.

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Postby Deano » Fri May 05, 2017 7:48 am

mojoe wrote:No one has ever said "Man, I wish I didn't put these new stringers in this thing"
Quite a few have wished they did the first time and didn't waste all their time and money on band aids.
Truer words have never been spoken. After a few decades of boating, and more boats than I could count, I have never seen a lone, single, justifiably repairable "small area of rot in a stringer".

At the point when you do ultimately replace them, you will find the odds are radically in favor your finding the remainder is not nearly as healthy as you had perceived.

In an airboat application, this reality is compounded by the fact that the rot generally starts at the rigging mounting bolts and moves outward from there. Not coincidentally, this is where you need the most strength and would prefer the least amount of rot and/or repairs.
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Re: Rot Doctor

Postby happy harold » Fri May 05, 2017 8:54 am

replacing a stringer is a lot like fixing a clogged toilet. getting started is the hardest part.

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Re: Rot Doctor

Postby joshua357 » Fri May 05, 2017 9:02 am

Like everything the quick fix is never the best fix. Looks like I will brush up on my glassing skills and do it the right way. Might as well embrace the suck now as opposed to having to just tear it all apart down the road.

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Re: Rot Doctor

Postby happy harold » Sat May 06, 2017 7:49 am

if you are close to me, i can talk you through it--maybe even give you a hand.

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Re: Rot Doctor

Postby joshua357 » Sun May 07, 2017 2:43 am

happy harold wrote:if you are close to me, i can talk you through it--maybe even give you a hand.

Appreciate that. I am in Winter Garden, I'll be sure to lean on you for advice. Thanks again Harold.


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Re: Rot Doctor

Postby jimbo_jwc » Sun May 07, 2017 6:57 am

There is a lot of repair advice on this site .http://forums.iboats.com/forum?s=7a5f18 ... be7ae44308

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Postby joshua357 » Thu May 18, 2017 6:24 pm

So it begins. Dropped my hull off for glass work. 4 new stringers and some other issues. One of my wife's clients has been glassing boats for over 40 years and is giving me a hell of a deal. Now that the ball is rolling I have a feeling it's only gonna roll faster. Thanks for the sage advice y'all. Looking forward to the next step.


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