Filling a Void

While updating an Eastbay 49 for a client, the GIBY team found a small delaminated section on the vessel’s port bow, just below the painted hull. To repair the area, Shawn cut back the old skin and removed the damaged core material. He then filled the raw edge with a resin and cabosil mix. This week, in preparation for vacuum bagging the new material, he cut fresh core cell and dry-fitted it in place. Shawn is now in the process of vacuum bagging and laminating 4 to 5 layers of 1708 – that’s shop lingo for 17 oz of cloth and 8 oz of mat. Translation? This boat bottom will be better than new!

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