mrblenny Posted March 17, 2010 Report Share Posted March 17, 2010 Hi again, Just when I thought a good weekend of sailing might be coming up a cyclone comes off the QLD coast! So I thought I should finally fix a minor leak on the Hydra, in particular the bottom rudder hinge point on both hulls eg http://picasaweb.google.com/mrblenny/March#5449339713552403730 You can see the cracks forming from the constant motion the hinge is under and I have no doubt a bit of liquid is coming in at that point. However I have no idea on the best way to fix. A previous owner just put silicone around the metal (it had perished so I just pulled it off) which makes me think it is harder then unscrewing it. Does anyone know if it is standard design to have some sort of metal backplate and a locking nut on the inside, or is just coarse screws straight into the fibreglass? I suspect there might be locking nuts as one screw turns loose but does not move in or out, in which case silicone around might be an option as opening up the hull sounds complicated for someone of my limited skills Cheers, Damo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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