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Thread: Boat got a nose job. Almost Repaired

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    Boat got a nose job. Almost Repaired

    Not sure how this happened. But it had to happen on the night paddle. I just discovered it today. I assume when I beached it and went to get out. I lost my balance and rolled it over on it's side. I must have rolled the nose onto a rock. In the dark I never saw it.

    That is the only thing that makes sense as it took some force to do that. And I haven't dropped it or anything that could have done that.



    I always said it was made to use and not look at. So I just got to study it a little bit and figure out the best way to repair it. Then repair it so I get back on the water.
    Last edited by Jeff Horton; 08-23-2008 at 08:52 PM.
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    Well that bites. Do you think you'll need to patch another piece of wood over it, or can it be filled with something like fiberglass resin?
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    Figure out how to graft new wood onto it then cover it with impact resistant stainless steel.
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    Ouch!

    At least you found it while on dry land, and not at the START of the day

    I wonder if you could dig it out a bit, and patch it with some harder wood, or even a chunk of aluminum?

    I remember a buddy of mine and his dad restored a really nice 1936 Chevy pickup truck, man it was a beauty, much like this one...........
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    ..... but in red and black. Notice the small shiny metal step plate on the running board? When they finished the truck, and had it all painted, they left those off, and I was a little surprised, as the paint was getting scratched by everyone who stepped on the running board to get into and out of the truck, I asked my buddy's dad about this, he said "Yep, that is the plan, then when I know where the "Wear" area is, I can fix the paint, and then install the step plates" Made sense to me

    It is obvious that this was meant to happen Jeff, you were not even aware of your own foresight on this, you now know exactly where an extra strong bit needs to be added to make sure this don't happen again..........
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    plastic surgery? nope!

    give her some shinny brass jeff to go along with the purty purple.
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    Larry says brass, I was thinking diamond plate aluminum. Actually Jeff, have a couple pieces of new for front mudflaps. If you want them, PM me an address and will send them to you.
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    I wanna cry.

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    OUCH!
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    Jeff, hang the whole thing on the wall and start from scratch.

    You said you made it to use and not just look at, but we all like to look at it. Glad you are taking the damage well so far...what about an epoxy to fill in the void and then shape it?
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    I was thinking about just a big rubber clown nose on there?
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
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    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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