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    Sea Commander Rebuild
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    peterd
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    Got it, right in front of me all the time. Thanks, will read with interest. Scanned through quickly and i have a lot to learn, so this exercise will be interesting.
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    EdH
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    If you scroll down on the Home page to build blogs you'll see it. Look for one starting with Aerokits 1962.. When it slips from the top 4, select See all Blogs and you'll find it. Good luck. Ed
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    Ed, forgot to mention - I tried to find your blog through the blog search engine without success. Am i going about it the wrong way? Thanks.
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    Agreed, doing this as well as sealing the interior as well. It is going to be a busy year but think it will be interesting.
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    peterd
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    I was discussing the boat today with some local model builders, one said i could be throwing good after bad, the other said it is the sort of project he would take on.

    Seeing the timbers are now bone dry, i might look at different fixes for the keel then do as suggested, glass the interior as well as exterior, stripping it back to bare timber. Weight could be an issue but i am just going to use it for enjoyment and getting it back where it belongs.
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    peterd
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    Good thought and nice looking boat. Considering I have had the hull over two years I think it is time to do something with it. So many projects waiting, would like to make the rc Flyer 15 but need to hone my skills a tad.
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    Thanks for that, I will check that out in the am. Sounds interesting.
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    jbkiwi
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    Hi Peter, You might be better off applying glass cloth to the outside which will preserve it forever. Did this with my 'Fairacre' launch which I was given in rotten condition (balsa built). Patched the hull, sanded it and glassed it. Could have poked your finger through it before, now tough as nails. Very small weight gain.
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    EdH
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    Hi Peter. I am renovating an RAF Crash Tender my father and I built in 1962 and strengthened the badly damaged hull by fiberglassing the whole boat from the inside. Resin leaked through in places, but when everything set and rough parts sanded off, the structure was stiff and a float test produced only one easily fixed leak. Would think this would be easier than making a mould, but mine only had small areas of actual rot. You have to watch the weight though. My blog for this project is 'Aerokits 1962 34.5" RAF Crash Tender rebuild, including interior'. Good luck. Ed
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    Thanks for that. If I end up with a sound hull there are a lot of options with super structures and deck layouts.

    It will be a long term project so I will need to get it right. Another boat to join my 3 sailboats. Life is interesting.
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