Monday, October 25, 2010

Carbon Boom Repair - Part 1

So we received a very nice internal sleeve from Windrush Yachts to repair JB's broken section. The sleeve was a perfect fit and only needed some light surface sanding. The first step was to cut off the broken bits with a hacksaw.

The sleeve was bonded in place with epoxy and colloidal silica. We also used a bit of carbon sleeve to build up the void where the broken section was. This cloth provides no structure and is simply intended to fill the space.

The next step will be to lay up uni and a longer sleeve of carbon over the area that covers both joints which will provide much of the strength. I will post pics of the next steps as they are completed.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Chicago YC Race Committee Awards Dinner

JB and Craig were at the Chicago Yacht Club Race Committee Awards Dinner last night to present the club with a class flag and a plaque in appreciation for hosting the NA's this summer. We would love to host more events in the future and we thought they did a great job on the water.

The plaque was graciously donated by Mel Thompson Studios. Keep an eye out for it next time you are at the club.