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Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

May 8, 2013
509
Hunter 40 Dataw Island, SC
Is 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 ABYC or the racing rules? Either way my boat was not compliant before :yikes::biggrin:.

My doors will not have window openings in them, they will be solid. I'll have enough light coming in from the windows in the dodger to not need them and I will build in a way to secure the doors and hatch beyond a simple hasp.
 
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Apr 5, 2009
1,548
Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs Oak Harbor, WA
Is 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 ABYC or the racing rules? Either way my boat was not compliant before :yikes::biggrin:.

My doors will not have window openings in them, they will be solid. I'll have enough light coming in from the windows in the dodger to not need them and I will build in a way to secure the doors and hatch beyond a simple hasp.
PNW SER's (Safety Equipment Requirements) They have different levels base on the challenges of the race. Nearshore, Inshore, Coastal, Offshore and Ocean. The mid-distance and over-night races that I like best are in the Coastal classification. I use the SER's for the basis for my standard equipment for the type of water I sail in. I will deploy my jacklines and lanyards when I head out into the straights not because it is required but because it is prudent.
 
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Aug 9, 2011
1,217
Beneteau 310 Cheney KS (Wichita)
Mark:

FYI. I replaced my wood hatch boards with "Seaboard". 3/4 inch thick. Had to machine the edge to fit the 3/4 inch track to allow for expansion. Worked out great. Heavier than the wood boards they replaced. But, zero maintenance from then on out. Got the Seaboard in less than full sheet size from usplastics.com. Their tech support was very helpful in determining how much material to remove along the edges to give the needed room for expansion on those 110 degree days we see now and then. PS: was in your neck of the woods last week, son got married in Charleston where he lives. He's a C-17 pilot based there and just got back from the overseas CF moving cattle.

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May 8, 2013
509
Hunter 40 Dataw Island, SC
Deck enclosure/hard dodger, Part one hundred and eleventy twelve:

Work continues! I added the final doorway edge pieces and here's the entryway:



At this point I have no more excuses - time for filler! This is the tedious part - fill, sand, fill, sand, lather, rinse, repeat:



Disregard the bare spot in the center of the pic - I found a dry/dodgy laminated area so I ground it out and re-glassed that spot. It was between the first and second cloth layup - the foam/base layer was fine). No need to wait on the rest of the filler though, I will go back and fill that spot later. Several days later as it turned out because I ran out of 407 and all the stores in town were out too!

Several days later I could start the fill/sand/fill process again:



And here is a random pic during that process:



I'm pretty happy with the layup - the max thickness of filler anywhere was about 1/16". Not too bad for an amateur :biggrin:.

Next up, fill, sand, fill, sand, PRIMER!, fill, sand, fill, sand (you get the idea ;)).

Cheers,

Mark
 
Apr 5, 2009
1,548
Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs Oak Harbor, WA
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I'm pretty happy with the layup - the max thickness of filler anywhere was about 1/16". Not too bad for an amateur :biggrin:.

Next up, fill, sand, fill, sand, PRIMER!, fill, sand, fill, sand (you get the idea ;)).

Cheers,

Mark
That is looking fantastic. I really like how its shape looks like it was designed there from the beginning.
How are you finding the surface quality of the 407? I have seen several DIT Youtuber who find that it gets a lot of tiny pin-holes which are hard to paint over. Have you ever tried TotalFair?
 
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May 8, 2013
509
Hunter 40 Dataw Island, SC
That is looking fantastic. I really like how its shape looks like it was designed there from the beginning.
How are you finding the surface quality of the 407? I have seen several DIT Youtuber who find that it gets a lot of tiny pin-holes which are hard to paint over. Have you ever tried TotalFair?
I have used TotaFair and I like it but I have several local sources for West Systems so it's just easier to use WS - don't have to remember to keep the supplies stocked ahead of time.

I don't have enough experience with TF to know about mixing additives with it. One plus with WS is any of their additives can be mixed and matched, and viscosity can be varied easily, which I do regularly to suit my various needs. As far as the pinholes and bubbles, that to me is an application technique thing - I rarely get any pinholes but I tend to work the filler during application more - TF is better for wipe on and walk away. If you do that with WS+additive it will have pinholes.
 
May 8, 2013
509
Hunter 40 Dataw Island, SC
Fantastic job Captain. You are going to be spending a lot of time explaining to people that they can't get this model Hunter because it's not a factory build.

-Will
But, you may have found a second career in your retirement. :biggrin:
I've already had one request to custom build a dodger and an job offer as a FG repair guy - both of which I said no to! I really think I should finish my boat first!