Repairing plastic rudder cheek

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by Alan Glos, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Alan Glos

    Alan Glos Active Member

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    The first generation of Sunfish plastic rudder cheeks were prone to cracking on the right angle area
    where the thin sides meet the thicker base. I have two such units with identical cracks. Is there any way to repair them or are they just junk? I have tried JB Weld two part epoxy mender but it won't bond and cracks again when I flex that area. Any ideas?

    Alan Glos
    Cazenovia, NY
  2. sailcraftri

    sailcraftri Well-Known Member

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    I used plastic epoxy from my local Ace Hardware, not sure the brand at the moment but will look it up. Seems to have bonded well and although I have not sailed with it, I load it by hand every now and then to test it. I plan to put it on a blade soon and test it out. I will let you know how it survives.

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