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    Posted: 01 Oct 07 at 4:26pm

I have an old set of 29er foils which came with my boat. The plastic bottoms of the foils have been cracked and knocked out by the previous owner running aground. Does anyone know what would be the best material to fill the holes and how i would go about fairing them again.

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Maybe. haha.
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Firstly, check your class rules.  I know of an incident invovling a very lengthy discussion and protests etc when someone was deciding exactly what could be used as the "carpet" inside the foil cases...
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I've got to be the only Cherub owner who dosn't know the answer to that question. But if was to hazard a guess, I would say it involved this miracle know as "bog". Which i think is just sticky stuff mixed with glass and....stuff...
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epoxy & microballoons - Very impressive stuff :D

car body filler works too :D

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Thanks I will try that,

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You can get car body filler with glass fibre mixted in.  That might be tougher and if you spatular it in place and then cover with cling film you'll be able to roughly mould it into shape.  The when its hard a little sandpapering should sort it out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tickler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 07 at 8:49am
I have found that , certainly on cast resin laser type foils, that if you drill tiny holes in the edge of the foil and araldite stainless pins or wire into those holes, building filler round them, it helps to stop the repair falling off. For a very big repair I once self tapped a stainless screw in and ground off the head afterwards.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 29er310 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 07 at 9:15am

Im not sure drilling into the metal foils would be a good idea, they are the old design so they are metal filled with some type of foam and the the ends are capped by plastic.

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