minor rudder board repair questions

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minor rudder board repair questions

Postby Reality » Tue May 05, 2015 3:29 pm

so my last fall C22 purchase had a few small cracks in the trailing edge of the rudder probably from hitting a prop. I've sanded it down along with some blister spots nearby. I intend to patch up the edge with a West System 101 Handy Repair Pack. Since this is always below water I'm only concerned about sealing out water and not "pretty". After I repair the cracked area, what's a good not too expensive "barrier coat" for this small area? thanks for any help.

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Postby astrorad » Fri May 08, 2015 6:18 pm

Regular West System epoxy is a good barrier coat...but you should then cover it with paint to protect from UV.
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Postby Reality » Fri May 08, 2015 6:33 pm

It's a very small area. Can I just use a good spray paint from hardware store?

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Postby Capt. Bondo » Mon May 11, 2015 12:12 pm

I used good spray paint on mine with no issues...but Happy Place lives on a trailer most of the time, Other than day sails and a couple long weekends it's dry. Since your from Door County, you'll get 6 months each year to repaint if needed :wink:
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Postby Reality » Mon May 11, 2015 12:49 pm

It's going in a slip for 3 months this summer. I'll try some spray enamel followed by bottom paint for this rudder touch-up. The hull bottom seems good. thanks


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