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Rot Doctor

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 5:56 pm
by joshua357
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

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 6:04 pm
by BANANA BOAT
I've used get rot.
But if stringer has seperated it will not help

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Re: Rot Doctor

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 6:04 pm
by BANANA BOAT
I've used get rot.
But if stringer has seperated it will not help

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Re: Rot Doctor

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:30 pm
by mojoe
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.

Re: Rot Doctor

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 7:48 am
by Deano
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.

Re: Rot Doctor

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 8:54 am
by happy harold
replacing a stringer is a lot like fixing a clogged toilet. getting started is the hardest part.

Re: Rot Doctor

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 9:02 am
by joshua357
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.

Re: Rot Doctor

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 7:49 am
by happy harold
if you are close to me, i can talk you through it--maybe even give you a hand.

Re: Rot Doctor

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 2:43 am
by joshua357
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

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 6:57 am
by jimbo_jwc
There is a lot of repair advice on this site .http://forums.iboats.com/forum?s=7a5f18 ... be7ae44308

Rot Doctor

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 6:24 pm
by joshua357
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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