11 thoughts on “Yachting Monthly’s Crash Test Boat is holed Part 2”

  1. If you have a cordless drill just use self tapping sheet metal screws. This will allow you to secure the board directly to the hull. Works great and it’s very fast. We tried it on one of our test boats in the yard. If you use screws about every two inches then your able to sail within a few minutes after the foam hardens.

  2. wonder if owners of yacht Ciao (watch?v=jIZvq9sRKvo) could have saved their yacht with some of the methods tried out in this video. Great video, thanks to all involved.

  3. Keeping a well charged 18 volt DC drill ready charged and the proper screws also important,fiberglass holding strength and length,that with the compataible epoxy,as mentioned here by”Sheetbender” should work very well.all the other methods just seem to make the hole bigger,except the sheet method but what good under sail would the diaper be ,I,ed guess near impossiable to apply.

  4. The problem with fothering is the water pressure as the boat moves. As he alluded to, the pressure of waves and the motion of the vessel may reduce the ability of this to work as the fabric is pushed away from the hull.

  5. what if the cushions were more waterproof and you braced them against the hull?

  6. Best method, a 1/4″ plywood board slathered with a water compatible epoxy screwed down with self drilling screws using an electric drill. Not 120 volt AC but preferably18 volt DC. If the water rises over the repair area, you would have to do a temporary fix then pump it low enough to use an electric drill.

  7. another excellent film – well done chaps – well shot, well presented, well cut together

    very good indeed

    Dylan Winter – keep turning left

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