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Old 02-07-2006, 02:32 PM
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Default Shockwave fiberglass repair?

My Dad purchased a Shockwave 36 RTR just after Christmas & we have less than 1/2 gallon of fuel through it. No problems at all except for the hatch mounting tang. The mounting tang for the hatch is cracked pretty bad & I'm afraid to run it again without repairing it only I'm not experienced using fiberglass. How should I go about repairing this & or strengthening the area?
Old 02-07-2006, 02:57 PM
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Default RE: Shockwave fiberglass repair?

I picture would reall help. If its just a small tab you may want to try using a wood tab, with some epox.

fiberglass can be very tricky
Old 02-07-2006, 04:36 PM
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I'll try to take a picture & get it on here as soon as possible.
Old 02-07-2006, 08:11 PM
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Heres the pictures of the crack.
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:25 PM
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Default RE: Shockwave fiberglass repair?

Home depot sells a product called plumbers epoxy. It looks like a cigar and has the activator in the middle of the tube . You just break a piece off and knead it with your fingers. pack a little bit underneath, add small reinforcement, pins,needles,stiffwire ect. then cover with a little more putty. Smooth over and let harden. Mine did the same thing. Tapped out the hole in the nut to 1/4in and replaced knurled nut with a wing bolt. Hope this helps

Greg

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