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My hunter 140 probs !

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  1. sailorboy871

    sailorboy871

    Joined Jun 21, 2004
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    IMG_20151018_131348211.jpg IMG_20151018_131419962.jpg IMG_20151018_131540615.jpg Hunter140... been abused AND neglected for years.. I'm an old man who Still wants to sail it !
    my ??? is I have already used fiberglass w/resin.. :( I have read 1 post where Dave said the resin will destroy the ACP.. ??? AFTER doing the repair It's already on the boat and major cracks/breaks thru out the hull were there when I started repairs.. I figured it can't get any worse.. BUT, then maybe it can ?? Some of the repairs were fixed w/devcon before I got the boat I went over them w/fiberglass.. the mast step is also fractured waiting for repair in the spring.
    I also found out the hull had a lot of water inside when I got the boat home... that is now seemingly dry.. after removing drain plugs tipping way up for a week... I don't mind the work but, I HOPE it's not all a waste of time and money.. I did buy it right and all the pieces are there.

    HAPPY SAILING ! ! ~~ ~ _/) ~ ~ ~
    Jimmy
     


  2. sailorboy871

    sailorboy871

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    Hunter 140... Crazy Dave ! !
    I'm hoping you answer my question about the fiberglass and resin I put over the Plexus repairs that I had applied before reading your post about not being able to use it w/out problems..

    If in fact the hull is doomed I will part out the boat and not spend any more time on it ??
    I would appreciate your answer.

    Or anyone having done a similar repair w/glass and resin.
    Jimmy
     


  3. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    3,694 posts, 867 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Sumter, SC Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Try contacting Crazy Dave via the forum email. I'm pretty sure he would have replie by now if he hadda seen your post.
     


  4. sailorboy871

    sailorboy871

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    I have looked for Dave's email but I have not been able to find it or how to contact Dave.
     


  5. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

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  6. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
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    will contact him direct.
     


  7. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

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    You can contact anyone here (anyone willing to be contacted, anyway) by clicking on their username. A small window will pop up; click the link that says Private Message.
     


  8. sailorboy871

    sailorboy871

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    Thanks everyone for guiding me along... been a long time since I have participated in here.
    I have made contact w/Crazy Dave C...
    Thanks... again !

    Jimmy
     


  9. sailorboy871

    sailorboy871

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    I still have not had any one say they have worked with epoxy and glass on any of the ACP hulls .. determining the long range effect on the plastic hulls ??? I'm still looking for that information.. Thanks....
    Jimmy
     


  10. Fly_H23

    Fly_H23

    Joined Mar 2, 2011
    487 posts, 3 likes
    Compac 14
    US Charleston, SC
    I did a puncture repair on a H170 a few years ago with Devcon and then a few layers of woven fiberglass. The boat had been blown off its trailer during a storm and fell onto a cement block. The repair looked good and I had zero problems.
     


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  11. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

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    Hopefully you used the devcon with the glass, not resin/hardner
     


  12. Fly_H23

    Fly_H23

    Joined Mar 2, 2011
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    Of course, the resin/hardener would heat up the plastic too much and potentially cause warping...I had read up on the correct method and the woven fiberglass worked well once faired out around the edges. I'll see if I can dig up the photos. The guy who bought it couldn't find the repair job. I simply used the plastic Krylon white paint over the repair and it matched really well.
     


  13. ColumbiaRiverDoug

    ColumbiaRiverDoug

    Joined Dec 5, 2016
    9 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 140
    US Scappoose, Oregon Scappoose, Or
    Did you find someone to help with the cracks in your hull? With Crazy Dave's help and my own ideas I repaired my 140 this past Winter with Plexus and fiberglass; so far the repairs have held up. I'd be happy to share my experience if you like.
     


  14. mark2

    mark2

    Joined Dec 10, 2012
    34 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 170
    US Raleigh
    Likewise I have used devcon and fiberglass fabric for ACP surface repairs. It worked surprisingly well and the color matched closely enough to be almost invisible.
     


  15. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

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    learned that trick with the glass from Dave Eck who founded JY and then sold it to Hunter adding glass with the Plexsus and other products for repairing the plastic, not harder/resin.
     



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