Aug 17, 2011 1:29 PM
Post #2 of 7
Sounds like you aren't totally clueless, should be an easy fix if you have epoxy. In the very best case senario that would be a chip from an impact or a bubble under the gelcoat that finally broke out (happens a lot). Best case being that it isn't a result of some sort of structural issue and there are no materials in the hull to absorb water. All you would need to paint it with epoxy and then fill it with epoxy thickened with something (household white flour even or sawdust) and then paint to protect the epoxy from UV (i.e., shot of krylon). |
More of a structural issue may be suggested is if it is in the neighborhood of a structural member. Is there a seat, bulkhead, rib, combing opposite or adjacent? This could be a one time problem from when you dropped it or an accumulation from years fo stresses concentrating there. You may need to build up with a little glass if that was the issue. I don't know if that is a problem with those boats, someone should know.
Finally, I don't know those boats, but is the hull cored? That hole looks a little deep (could be a bubble), if the hull is cored with balsa and that balsa got wet that may be a bigger problem.