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    Opinion on a Crazy Question: Gorrilla Tape Emergency Repair for Hull Damage

    Long expedition from Boynton Beach to Grand Bahama venturing to Abacos and beyond.

    Emergency repairs almost always happen on these trips and I'm curious if anyone has any experience with this tape and if you think it could hold water back if there were a crack or gouge that might leak water into the hull. A big hole is probably out of the question.

    I'm thinking whatever the damage do a "weave" layering the tape over the damage. Obviously no time or space to take fiberglass or West Marine epoxy. But a damaged hull could be addressed tilting on a beach, applying the tape in a weave pattern, allowing a little time to set. And maybe get to where permanent repair can be made.

    Betting nobody has tried this but your thoughts would be appreciated on emergency hull repairs.


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    I would probably say not a chance it holds. Your best bet would be a underwater quick set epoxy. Always had them on the boats for use in an emergency repair situation.

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    I agree with SS, take a stick of epoxy, and a little bit of wet and dry paper to key the surface.
    Last edited by zone5; 06-09-2014 at 11:48 PM.

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    It was recommended use JB Water Weld first... It cures in just a hour and then overlay that with G tape after cure. That sounds reasonable to me. Marine Tex has a much longer cure time.

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