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    Posted: 12 Mar 11 at 8:44am
I think I know the answer but I'll ask anyway.
 
I put my foot through the bottom of our Miracle last weekend. While discussing the incident in the pub someone suggested repairing the hole with Perspex or polycarbonate, fish watching.
 
Can it be done? I suspect not because the resin won't bond to the plastic.
 
Any thoughts or am I getting the ply out again?
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Well naturally it could be done, but arranging a flush fit would be very difficult - I think you'd need to have a three dimensional moulded piece of plastic with a flange so you could organise a suitable seal. Also unless you are sailing in a very unusual place the visibility is likely to be about three feet, so the chances of seeing any fish are minimal. So IIWY it would be plywood!

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Sailing in West Wales  so visibility is about 80ft Cool Being a Miracle all panels are flat, thinking of cutting an oval with a flange on the inside of the hull sealing with some microballs or suchlike and gluing it all back together.
 
Daughter dearest (who's boat it is) isn't fussed about our beer fueled ideas and wants to go with plywood. 
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Originally posted by Wee Man

Sailing in West Wales  so visibility is about 80ft Cool Being a Miracle all panels are flat, thinking of cutting an oval with a flange on the inside of the hull sealing with some microballs or suchlike and gluing it all back together.
 
Daughter dearest (who's boat it is) isn't fussed about our beer fueled ideas and wants to go with plywood. 

Women have strange ideas, I wouldn't take any notice. 
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