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  1. @PeterRossdo you or someone else know the two Jotun/Neste Gelcoat (grey and white) color codes for the Melges 24? No crazing in the lower delerin. Is there any risk of water entering into the boat through the threads for the lower delerin, or are they only in the plastic and not into the foam core? Where do you vacuum suck out water inside the boat, have you drilled a hole through the inner laminate?
  2. @Peter RossI have the keel out. Seems dry, according to seller it has been dry sailed and then on land for 2 years. There were no water i the foam I pulled out near the bulb. Where do you allow water to drain?, the screw holes at the top is closed in the bottom. My top screws only goes 8-10 mm down the threads, the threads are 15 mm long. Feels short!?, how long are your screws so that I can confirm that mine are correct. Do you know what threading it is 3/8 UNC or UNF?, thinking of cleaning the threads. Removed material 1 cm into the trailing edge then applied Epoxy, first non-thi
  3. @PeterRoss some images. Probably due to pounding against the front there are a crack almost half the keel length in front, see drawing. How does the keel profile look, is it risk of it splitting?
  4. I am inshore and know it will grow on it, but I can clean it. Just interested if the Performance epoxy layer starts blistering, like Polyuretane paint that is not made to be in water.
  5. Big thank you @PeterRoss! Will send you pictures. It has split 10-20 cm and at most one can hear by taping that it is 3 cm deep, mostly 1 cm. Only one place with one crack in the paint, so I guess its mostly a split. Is a Carbon plate needed, isn't the gap tight enough to just use silica thickened epoxy to fill it? My idea was also to use fiberglass for repair, has the same strength but is more elastic and a little heavier. So shouldn't make a difference. Is it a hurry to fix the keel if it splits again, does it accumulate water? Is the contour foam absorbing water? Also has sc
  6. The trailing edge has just split 10-20 cm in two places, doesn't see cracks in the paint of the keel halves carbon material. Question is if gluing them back together is enough or if reinforcement needed before the rest of the trailing edge cracks too. If reinforcing, how many layers are enough and do one bend it round the edge? Do one grind down some carbon to get space for the reinforcement or is it enough to use the space created by grinding away the paint. Can one paint Performance epoxy on-top of existing performance epoxy? Also found osmosis, have anyone handle it on Melges
  7. Hi, have bought a Melges 24 boat 366. Have some issues and questions. Issues: 1. Split trailing edge of keel. 2. Damage trailing edge of rudder 3. Hull damages 4. Mast scratches Questions: A. What paint is used on rudder and keel blade? B. Any description on repairing the trailing edges, saw posts where clamping has been done. B.1 Have anyone tried just epoxy glueing the halfs together, is it enough? B.2 What is inside rudder and keel, does it absorb water and do we need to drain it? The boat has been dry-sailed. B.3 Do one gri
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