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wsmike



Joined: 07 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:34 pm    Post subject: Tuttle Box repair Reply with quote

Last season I ran over a submerged peir piling with my fin and it drove the tuttle based fin through the aft wall of my box. I repaired with solarez epoxy, hit bottom and it cracked out. I repaired again with a two-part epoxy paste from Goop, then hit bottom and cracked it out. At this point Im wondering if this is a never ending cycle, or if its just best to drop some cash and have the box replaced.
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coachg



Joined: 10 Sep 2000
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:37 pm    Post subject: RE: Tuttle Box repair Reply with quote

Nuff said.
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windward1



Joined: 18 Jun 2000
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:21 pm    Post subject: RE: Tuttle Box repair Reply with quote

Whats the matter Lee? Coulnt you jibe that car in time to miss that fireplug?
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wsmike



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:20 am    Post subject: RE: Tuttle Box repair Reply with quote

Well, just to follow up, I ended up using the Goop 2 part epoxy paste again but with some fiberglass cloth I got from the hardware store. I layered it, saturating the cloth as I went and then sanded it to fit my fins. Last session I hit a crab pot that sent me over the handlebars and it showed no sign of a problem (besides my techtonics fin that I dinged pretty good). If it happens again Ill probably get the West System epoxy, the microballoons, some carbon cloth, and some S-glass and do it right. Till then, smooth sailing!

Mike
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mastfoot



Joined: 15 Sep 2000
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Location: gulfport ms

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:09 pm    Post subject: RE: Tuttle Box repair Reply with quote

let the tide come in
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Peter.Svensson



Joined: 08 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:46 am    Post subject: RE: Tuttle Box repair Reply with quote

Since you are hitting things all the time, I guess that you sail in shallow water, so my suggestion is to get a small fin, like Technosport Tidewater (Short but big area, ment for sailing in shallow water)
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