I'll share with you what I did to repair my wooden rudder using fiber glass.
It had a crack line by the metal pin that rotates the rudder (photo below).
1) Removed the varnish;
2) Sanded along the crack to make the depth to fit the fiber glass;
3) Cutted the crack way to clean the...
I used a small fiberglass piece to complete the bottom. The boat was very dry and clean. The day was cool, sunny and dry too, perfect conditions to work.
And yes, I will remove the fiberglass fishhooks :)
That's it. These boats couldn't be called "Sunfish" because they had bought an "obsolete American shape", so they named it "Slick". I don't know if it was class legal.
Thank you! I will do this leak test.
So happy of reading the posts here, nice forum. I've learned a lot.
In 2016 I bought a 1984 fish, made in Brazil by the extinct Mariner (Porto Alegre).
My sailing spot is my beach house, in Florianópolis - Santa Catarina: Google Maps
I will post more photos soon.
My boat is making a lot of...